Ins & Outs | Derby squad and Women forced into changes

This weekend, Sydney FC Men & Women return to playing at home after more than a month without matches in NSW for both sides.

Sydney FC Men take on their rivals Western Sydney Wanderers in the 36th Sydney Derby, meanwhile the Women take on Melbourne City in what is always a fantastic encounter between two of the most consistent sides in Liberty A-League history.


Ahead of his very first Sydney Derby, Ufuk Talay has named a strong 20 man squad for the visit of their rivals the Wanderers.

After having a child a fortnight ago, Rhyan Grant returns to the team and is joined in the Ins by Wataru Kamijo who was on the bench in the trip to Brisbane Roar earlier this season.

Unfortunately, Max Burgess, Nathan Amanatidis and Jack Rodwell are all still unavailable and unable to overcome their injuries before this clash.

Robert Mak is also included in the squad despite landing on Wednesday night back in Australia and he will be looking to add another to his Sydney Derby tally.

Robert Mak with Slovakia (number 20)

The Squad

Sydney FC Men’s Squad:- 1.  Andrew REDMAYNE, 3. Aaron GURD, 4. 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, 16. Joel KING, 17. Anthony CACERES, 18. Matthew SCARCELLA, 19. Mitch GLASSON, 20. Adam PAVLESIC (GK), 21. Zac DE JESUS, 23. Rhyan GRANT, 24. Wataru KAMIJO, 25. Jaiden KUCHARSKI , 26. Luke BRATTAN ©.

Ins: 23. Rhyan GRANT (return from personal leave), 24. Wataru KAMIJO (promoted).

Outs: None

Unavailable: 6. Jack RODWELL (injured), 22. Max BURGESS (injured), 28. Nathan AMANATIDIS (injured).

(Two to be omitted)

Match Details

Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers
Isuzu UTE A-League Round Five
Saturday 25th November 2023
Allianz Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Kick Off: 7:45pm AEDT
Gates Open: 6:15pm AEDT
Broadcast Live: Paramount+ & 10Bold
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Ante Juric has had a tough week, with some of his stars picking up injuries after the tight turnarounds between returning from Uzbekistan and playing in Adelaide on Sunday afternoon.

Unfortunately, Cortnee Vine is unable to overcome the hamstring injury from Matildas camp that saw her sidelined last weekend and she will be looking to use the international break next weekend to rest and be back for the trip to Newcastle on the 10th of December.

Kirsty Fenton picked up an injury in Uzbekistan and after playing through it through the final match against Hyundai Steel Red Angels, is unable to recover in time for the challenge of Melbourne City on Sunday.

Fenton was on the scoresheet in the opening game of the season

Lucy Johnson also makes her way to the sideline after rolling her ankle against Adelaide last weekend with the extent of the damage yet to be known.

The Squad

Sydney FC Squad: 1.Jada WHYMAN (GK), 2. Margaux CHAUVET, 3. Charlotte MCLEAN, 4. Tori TUMETH, 7. Teigan COLLISTER, 8. Darcey MALONE, 9. Shea CONNORS, 10. Sienna SAVESKA, 13. Aideen KEANE, 14. Abbey LEMON, 17. Jynaya DOS SANTOS, 18. Taylor RAY, 19 Zara KRUGER, 20. Princess IBINI ©, 21. Shay HOLLMAN, 22. Indiana DOS SANTOS, 23. Fiona WORTS, 25. Jessica SEAMAN, 30. Tahlia FRANCO (GK).

Ins: 7. Teigan COLLISTER (promoted), 8. Darcey MALONE (promoted), 10. Sienna SAVESKA (promoted), 17. Jynaya DOS SANTOS (promoted).

Outs: 6. Lucy JOHNSON (injured).

Unavailable: 5. Kirsty FENTON (injured), 11. Cortnee VINE (injured), 12. Nat TOBIN (injured).

(3 to be omitted)

Match Details

Sydney FC v Melbourne City
Liberty A-League Round Six
Sunday 26th November 2023
Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre, Sydney, NSW
Kick Off: 4pm AEDT
Gates Open: 3pm AEDT
Broadcast Live: Paramount+ & 10Play
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