Two massive games are within sight for Sydney FC with our men taking on Melbourne Victory in the 62nd edition of the Big Blue, meanwhile a massive game for the Women who take on Western United in a 90 minutes that could decide the destination of the Premiers Plate.
And here are the two squads that both Head Coaches have submitted.
Steve Corica has a plethora of defensive options at his disposal for the first time this season with all four centre backs available for selection. James Donachie missed out last week due to suspension and comes back into the fold this weekend with Jack Rodwell also doing well in training after making the bench last week.
In midfield, Academy product Matthew Scarcella made the bench in Melbourne last Saturday, but was unfortunate not to get any minutes. He may get his chance to make his Isuzu UTE A-League debut with Adrian Segecic and Jake Girdwood-Reich away with the Australian U20’s.
Adam Le Fondre remains on the sideline for this one and is working his way back to fitness well.
Sydney FC squad: 1. Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 2. James DONACHIE, 3. Joel KING, 4. Alex WILKINSON ©, 6. Jack RODWELL, 8. Paulo RETRE, 10. Joe LOLLEY, 11. Robert MAK, 12. Pat WOOD, 17. Anthony CACERES, 18. Diego CABALLO, 21. Alex PARSONS, 22. Max BURGESS, 23. Rhyan GRANT, 25. Jaiden KUCHARSKI, 26. Luke BRATTAN, 29. Aaron GURD, 30. Adam PAVLESIC (GK), 31. Oscar PRIESTMAN, 32. Matthew SCARCELLA. (2-4 to be omitted)
Ins: 2. James DONACHIE (return from suspension), 30. Adam PAVLESIC (promoted), 31. Oscar PRIESTMAN (promoted).
Outs: 20. Thomas HEWARD-BELLE (GK)
Unavailable: 9. Adam LE FONDRE (injured), 19. Adrian SEGECIC (international duty), 28. Jake GIRDWOOD-REICH (international duty).
Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory
Isuzu UTE A-League Round 19
Saturday 4th March 2023
Allianz Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Kick Off: 7:45pm AEDT
Gates Open: 6:45pm AEDT
Broadcast Live: Paramount+ & 10Bold
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After a hard fought 1-0 victory in Wellington, Ante Juric has named a very similar squad for the top of the table clash this Sunday.
Deborah-Anne de la Harpe has returned to Australia after experiencing flight delays from her international camp with Ireland and is available for selection this Sunday.
Madison Haley missed the trip to New Zealand and has been training well this week to overcome a niggle and make the squad.
Unfortunately, Shay Hollman is out for this clash as she is currently with the Australian U20 Women’s at the AFC U20 Asian Cup Qualifiers along with Jynaya Dos Santos and Anika Stajcic.
Sydney FC squad: 1. Jada WHYMAN (GK),2. Mary STANIC-FLOODY, 3. Charlotte MCLEAN, 4. Anna GREEN, 5. Kirsty FENTON, 6. Sarah HUNTER, 7. Teigan COLLISTER, 8. Rachel LOWE, 9. Madison HALEY, 11. Cortnee VINE, 12. Natalie TOBIN (c), 14. Abbey LEMON, 15. Mackenzie HAWKESBY, 16. Deborah-Anne DE LA HARPE, 19. Charlize RULE, 20. Princess IBINI, 22. Indiana DOS SANTOS, 24. Shay EVANS, 25. Rola BADAWIYA, 30. Katie OFFER (GK).
(2-4 to be omitted)
Ins: 9. Madison HALEY (return from injury), 14. Abbey LEMON (promoted), 16. Deborah-Anne DE LA HARPE (return from international duty), 22. Indiana DOS SANTOS (promoted), 24. Shay EVANS (promoted).
Outs: 21. Shay HOLLMAN (international duty).
Unavailable: 18. Taylor RAY (injured), 17. Jynaya DOS SANTOS (international duty), 23. Anika STAJCIC (international duty).
Sydney FC v Western United
Liberty A-League Round 10
Sunday 5th March 2023
Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah, NSW
Kick Off: 4pm AEDT
Gates Open: 3pm AEDT
Broadcast Live: Paramount+ & 10Play
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