Tough midfielder Nick Montgomery may make his first appearance for the Club since Hyundai A-League 2014/15 round 11 when the Mariners take on Melbourne City in Gosford on Sunday.
Montgomery has been working his way back to full fitness after suffering a calf strain in the 1-1 draw with the ‘Nix in the land of the long white cloud.
All 16 players involved in the matchday squad for Thursday’s 0-0 stalemate with Western Sydney Wanderers in Parramatta have been included in Phil Moss’s squad for City, while Montgomery and youngster Liam Rose are also in line for action.
Sunday’s game is the first ever between the yellow and navy and Melbourne City on the Central Coast.
Central Coast Mariners Squad vs. Melbourne City: 1. Matt NASH (Gk), 2. Storm ROUX, 3. Josh ROSE, 4. Jacob POSCOLIERO, 5. Zac ANDERSON, 7. John HUTCHINSON (C), 8. Nick MONTGOMERY, 9. Mitchell DUKE, 10. Anthony CACERES, 11. Nick FITZGERALD, 12. Liam REDDY (Gk), 15. Matt SIM, 16. Liam ROSE, 17. Richard VERNES, 18. Glen TRIFIRO, 19. Matt SIMON, 23. Isaka CERNAK, 25. Eddy BOSNAR *two to be omitted*
Ins: 8. Nick MONTGOMERY (returns from injury), 16. Liam ROSE (promoted)
Unavailable: 6. Brent GRIFFITHS (injury – indefinite), 21. Michael Neill (injury – indefinite)
Melbourne City Squad vs. Central Coast Mariners: 1. Andrew REDMAYNE (Gk), 3. Robbie WIELAERT, 4. Connor CHAPMAN, 5. Erik PAARTALU, 6. Aaron MOOY, 7. Iain RAMSAY, 10. Robert KOREN, 11. Damien DUFF, 13. Jonatan GERMANO, 14. James BROWN, 15. David WILLIAMS, 18. Paulo RETRE, 19. Benjamin GARUCCIO, 20. Tando VELAPHI (GK), 23. Mate DUGANDZIC, 24. Patrick KISNORBO (C), 27. Ross ARCHBALD *one to be omitted*
Ins: 13. Jonatan GERMANO (returns from injury), 18. Paulo RETRE (promoted)
Outs: 25. Jacob MELLING (suspended, accumulation - 1 week)
Unavailable: 8. Massimo MURDOCCA (ankle – 1 week), 17. Jason HOFFMAN (back strain – 1-2 weeks)
Sunday 4 January 2015
Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
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