After the Central Coast Mariners epic round one comeback, Paul Okon has named his squad heading into Hyundai A-League round two who are set to face Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium.
There are selection headaches looming for Paolo ahead of his second match at the helm of the Mariners with all attacking weapons in Roy O’Donovan, Connor Pain, Trent Buhagiar, Blake Powell and Kwabena Appiah impressing against Perth Glory.
Also working hard to make a return to full fitness from a hamstring complaint is Fabio Ferreira who has been named and will challenge his teammates for a starting berth against Sydney.
After impressing on the training track this week, Brad McDonald is up for selection who can be called upon as a versatile wide defender or midfielder within Paolo’s style of play.
All six off-season recruits remain in Paolo’s provisional squad and look to be settling in well on the Central Coast, especially Connor Pain who earned man of the match honours at nib Stadium on Saturday night.Storm Roux also made his long awaited return to Hyundai A-League football on Saturday night and has recovered well to remain in contention to face Graham Arnold’s Sydney FC.
Central Coast Mariners Squad: 1. Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 4.Jacob POSCOLIERO, 6.Blake POWELL, 7.Fabio FERREIRA, 8.Nick MONTGOMERY (c), 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 10.Mickael TAVARES, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR, 13.Kwabena APPIAH, 14.Adam BERRY, 15.Brad McDONALD, Jacques FATY, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 21.Michael NEILL, 22.Jake McGING, 25.Ryan PETERSON (NYL)
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 7.Fabio FERREIRA (return from injury), 15.Brad McDONALD (promoted)
Unavailable: 16.Liam Rose (international duty – 3 weeks), 23.Jake Adelson (ACL – indefinite)
Sydney FC: 1. Vedran JANJETOVIC, 3. Riley WOODCOCK, 4. Alex WILKINSON, 5. Matt JURMAN, 6. Joshua BRILLANTE, 7. Michael ZULLO, 8. Milos DIMITRIJEVIC, 9. BOBÔ, 10. Milos NINKOVIC, 11. Bernie IBINI, 13. Brandon O’NEILL, 14. Alex BROSQUE, 17. David CARNEY, 18. Matt SIMON, 20. Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 21. Filip HOLOSKO, 22. Sebastian RYALL, 23. Rhyan GRANT
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 3. Riley WOODCOCK (Promoted), 11. Bernie IBINI (promoted).
Unavailable: 16. George TIMOTHEOU, 19. George BLACKWOOD (International Duty)
Hyundai A-League 2016/17 – Round 2
Saturday 15 October 2016
Sydney FC vs. Central Coast Mariners
Venue: Allianz Stadium, Sydney
kick-off: 5:35pm (AEDT)
Official hash-tags: #SYDvCCM & #CCMFC
TV Broadcast: Fox Sports 505
Radio Broadcast: 96.3 Coast FM