Ins & Outs | Rodwell returns and suspension forces shuffle

Ahead of Sydney FC men and women heading to New Zealand for their matches this weekend, Ufuk Talay and Ante Juric have named their squads.


Ufuk Talay has been forced to shuffle his pack with the suspension of Jake Girdwood-Reich who picked up a red card against Brisbane Roar last weekend. He will miss one match so won’t travel to Auckland.

After missing out last week due to illness, Jack Rodwell has been named in the extended squad for the first time since he picked up an injury against Brisbane in January.

After some impressive performances in the NPL, Matthew Scarcella and Nathan Amanatidis are included in the larger group for the visit to Eden Park.

Having sat on the bench for the first time, 17-year-old Tiago Quintal retains his spot in the side and will be hoping to make his Isuzu UTE A-League debut this weekend.

Sydney FC Men’s Squad: 1.  Andrew REDMAYNE4. Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS, 6. Jack RODWELL, 9. Fabio GOMES, 10. Joe LOLLEY, 11. Robert MAK, 12. Corey HOLLMAN, 15. Gabriel LACERDA, 16. Joel KING, 17. Anthony CACERES, 18. Matthew SCARCELLA, 19. Mitch GLASSON, 20. Adam PAVLESIC (GK), 22. Max BURGESS, 23. Rhyan GRANT, 25. Jaiden KUCHARSKI, 26. Luke BRATTAN ©, 27. Hayden MATTHEWS, 28. Nathan AMANATIDIS, 31. Tiago QUINTAL.

(Two to be omitted)

Ins:  6. Jack RODWELL (return from sickness), 18. Matthew SCARCELLA (promoted), 28. Nathan AMANATIDIS (promoted).

Outs: 8.  Jake GIRDWOOD-REICH (suspended – red card last week)

Unavailable: 3. Aaron GURD (injured), 13. Pat WOOD (injured), 29. Joe LACEY (injured).


Once more, Ante Juric is dealing with six of his players away with the Young Matildas so he will have to do without both Dos Santos sisters, Maddie Caspers, Zara Kruger, Tahlia Franco and Shay Hollman.

Despite picking up her 5th yellow card of the season last weekend, Kirsty Fenton is eligible to play with the card threshold moving to 8 cards following the 17th game played.

Darcey Malone will be looking to get her first taste of minutes this season after she was on the bench last weekend, while Teigan Collister, Sienna Saveska and Aideen Keane are all included in the Ins column.

Sydney FC Squad: 1.Jada WHYMAN (GK), 2. Margaux CHAUVET, 3. Charlotte MCLEAN, 4. Tori TUMETH, 5. Kirsty FENTON, 6. Lucy JOHNSON, 7. Teigan COLLISTER, 8. Darcey MALONE, 9. Shea CONNORS, 10. Sienna SAVESKA, 11. Cortnee VINE, 13. Aideen KEANE, 14. Abbey LEMON, 15. Mackenzie HAWKESBY, 16. Jordan THOMPSON, 18. Taylor RAY, 20. Princess IBINI ©, 24. Caley TALLON-HENNIKER, 40. Jasmine BLACK.

(Three to be omitted)

Ins: 7. Teigan COLLISTER (promoted), 10. Sienna SAVESKA  (promoted), 13. Aideen KEANE (promoted).

Outs:  None

Unavailable:  12. Nat TOBIN (injured), 17. Jynaya DOS SANTOS (Young Matildas),  19. Zara KRUGER (Young Matildas), 21. Shay HOLLMAN (Young Matildas), 22. Indiana DOS SANTOS (Young Matildas), 23. Fiona WORTS (injured), 26. Madeleine CASPERS (Young Matildas), 30. Tahlia FRANCO (GK) (Young Matildas).