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Jan 25, 2024   |  2:21PM AET

Ins & Outs | Big Blue squads confirmed

Ins & Outs | Big Blue squads confirmed

Ufuk Talay and Ante Juric have named their squads for the annual trip to Melbourne for the January 26th Big Blue clashes.

Two return for the men while the Women look to continue where they left off last week.

Men’s

It is a welcome return for the Sky Blues to see Jaiden Kucharski and Robert Mak both included in the matchday squad for this weekend. Kucharski missed out due to concussion and Mak has been missing with a groin complaint since the 2-1 victory over Brisbane Roar earlier this month.

Having been short in the attacking department, Ufuk Talay will welcome both players back for the Big Blue however he will have a decision on his hands as to who starts following last week’s emphatic four goal showing against the Jets.

Aaron Gurd, Jack Rodwell, Joel King and Wataru Kamijo all remain sidelined with injuries.

After making his debut last weekend, Hayden Matthews is also included in the extended squad.

Sydney FC Men’s Squad: 1.  Andrew REDMAYNE4. Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS, 8.  Jake GIRDWOOD-REICH, 9. Fabio GOMES, 10. Joe LOLLEY, 11. Robert MAK, 12. Corey HOLLMAN, 13. Pat WOOD, 15. Gabriel LACERDA, 17. Anthony CACERES, 18. Matthew SCARCELLA, 19. Mitch GLASSON, 20. Adam PAVLESIC (GK), 21. Zac DE JESUS, 22. Max BURGESS, 23. Rhyan GRANT, 25. Jaiden KUCHARSKI, 26. Luke BRATTAN ©, 27. Hayden MATTHEWS, 28. Nathan AMANATIDIS.

(Two to be omitted)

Ins: 11. Robert MAK (return from injury), 25. Jaiden KUCHARSKI (return from concussion).

Outs: None

Unavailable: 3. Aaron GURD (injured), 6. Jack RODWELL (injured), 16. Joel KING, (injured), 24. Wataru KAMIJO (injured).

Women’s

Ante Juric has named a competitive squad for the trip to Melbourne with young gun Maddie Caspers included in the extended squad. The teenager returned last week and popped up with a vital goal in the come from behind victory and she could be up for her first taste of Big Blue action.

Caspers celebrates her goal

After picking up head knocks in the mid-week loss to the Central Coast Mariners, Abbey Lemon and Taylor Ray have both been named in the squad as they look to make their return from concussions.

Taylor Ray returns
As does Abbey Lemon

Lucy Johnson, Shea Connors, Nat Tobin and Fiona Worts all remain sidelined with Shea back training on pitch earlier this week as she nears a return.

Teigan Collister and Sienna Saveska are also included in the extended squad.

Sydney FC Squad: 1.Jada WHYMAN (GK), 2. Margaux CHAUVET, 3. Charlotte MCLEAN, 4. Tori TUMETH, 5. Kirsty FENTON, 7. Teigan COLLISTER, 10. Sienna SAVESKA, 11. Cortnee VINE, 13. Aideen KEANE, 14. Abbey LEMON, 15. Mackenzie HAWKESBY, 16. Jordan THOMPSON, 17. Jynaya DOS SANTOS, 18. Taylor RAY, 19. Zara KRUGER, 20. Princess IBINI ©, 21. Shay HOLLMAN, 22. Indiana DOS SANTOS, 26. Madeleine CASPERS, 30. Tahlia FRANCO (GK).

(Four to be omitted)

Ins: 7. Teigan COLLISTER (promoted), 10. Sienna SAVESKA (promoted), 14. Abbey LEMON (return from concussion), 18. Taylor RAY (return from concussion).

Outs: None.

Unavailable: 6. Lucy JOHNSON (injured), 9. Shea CONNORS  (injured), 12. Nat TOBIN (injured), 23. Fiona WORTS (injured).