Stats & Squads | Arnold picks 21

CENTAL Coast Mariners Head Coach Graham Arnold has named an extended 21-player squad for this Saturday’s F3 Derby against Newcastle Jets.

CENTAL Coast Mariners Head Coach Graham Arnold has named an extended 21-player squad for this Saturday-s F3 Derby against Newcastle Jets.

Arnold has included in form midfielder Michael McGlinchey in his initial squad. McGlinchey returned to Mariners training today having excelled with the New Zealand National Team against Tahiti over the past week.

McGlinchey this morning spoke of his delight in scoring twice for the All Whites on Tuesday in Christchurch.

“It was a must win game again for us,” he said. “You can-t allow any slip-ups in these types of games so to get two goals is nice for myself.”

“Hopefully I can take the goals that I scored there (in Christchurch) into my Club form.

“It-d be nice to get a couple early in the season and see where it can take me from there, but it-s (the F3 Derby) an important game and hopefully we can get the three points.”

McGlinchey added: “It-s always nice to play them (Newcastle Jets). They always have good support and we-ll have our fans up there as well, so it-ll be a tough game for us and they-ve just come off the back of a good win, so we know what to expect from them. They-re always a tough team, but we-ll have our game plan ready.”

Central Coast Mariners squad vs. Newcastle Jets: 1. Mathew Ryan (Gk), 2. Daniel McBreen, 3. Joshua Rose, 4. Pedj Bojic, 5. Zac Anderson, 6. Patrick Zwaanswijk, 7. John Hutchinson (c), 8. Adriano Pellegrino, 9. Bernie Ibini, 10. Tomas Rogic, 11. Oliver Bozanic, 12. Troy Hearfield, 13. Brent Griffiths, 14. Michael McGlinchey, 15. Brad McDonald, 16. Trent Sainsbury, 18. Nick Montgomery, 19. Mitchell Duke, 20. Justin Pasfield (Gk), 21. Mile Sterjovski, 23. Adam Kwasnik *six to be omitted*

In: 11. Oliver Bozanic (returns from injury) 12. Troy Hearfield, 13. Brent Griffiths (both promoted), 14. Michael McGlinchey (returns from international duty), 15. Brad McDonald, 23. Adam Kwasnik (both promoted)

Out: Nil

Unavailable: 17. Anthony Caceres (Elbow - 2 weeks), 22. James Oates (Ankle - 2 months)

Newcastle Jets squad vs. Central Coast Mariners: 1. Ben Kennedy (Gk), 2. Scott Neville, 3. Tiago Calvano, 4. Josh Mitchell, 5. Dominik Ritter, 6. Ben Kantarovski, 8. Ruben Zadkovic, 9. Emile Hesky, 10. Bernardo Ribiero, 11. Connor Chapman, 12. Josh Brilliante, 14. Taylor Regan, 15. Craig Goodwin, 16. Jobe Wheelhouse (c), 17. James Virgilli, 18. Jacob Pepper, 19. Michael Bridges, 20. Mark Birighitti, 21. Marko Jesic, 22. Adam Taggart, 23. Ryan Griffiths, 30. Jack Duncan (Gk) *seven to be omitted*

In: Mark Birighitti, Josh Brillante, Connor Chapman, Adam Taggart

Out: Nil

Unavailable: James Brown (ankle)

F3 Derby Match Stats Statistics provided by SportsData

Overall Head-To-Head Record Played 26; Newcastle Jets FC 8, Central Coast Mariners FC 9, Drawn 9

Head-To-Head at this venue Played 12; Newcastle Jets FC 6, Central Coast Mariners FC 3, Drawn 3

Record Crowd These Two Clubs: 36,354 At Sydney Football Stadium, 24 Feb 2008, Newcastle Jets FC won 1-0

Last 5 Matches Head-to-Head 1-1, Bluetongue Stadium, 14 Jan 2012 Central Coast Mariners FC 2-0, Bluetongue Stadium, 10 Dec 2011 Newcastle Jets FC 1-0, Hunter Stadium, 23 Oct 2011 Central Coast Mariners FC 1-0, Bluetongue Stadium, 13 Feb 2011 Central Coast Mariners FC 2-0, Hunter Stadium, 16 Jan 2011

Biggest Head-To-Head Wins Newcastle Jets FC 3-1, Hunter Stadium, 12 Nov 2006 Central Coast Mariners FC 4-1, Bluetongue Stadium, 31 Dec 2005

Total Goals Head-To-Head Newcastle Jets FC 23, Central Coast Mariners FC 30

Total Cards Head-To-Head (Yellow-Red) Newcastle Jets FC (52-4), Central Coast Mariners FC (37-3)

Top Goal Scorers Head to Head Matt Simon (Central Coast Mariners FC) 6 Joel Griffiths (Newcastle Jets FC) 5

Most Yellow Cards Head to Head Matt Thompson (Newcastle Jets FC) 5 John Hutchinson (Central Coast Mariners FC) 5

Most Red Cards Head to Head Danny Vukovic (Central Coast Mariners FC) 1 Joel Griffiths (Newcastle Jets FC) 1