Ins & Outs | Striker ruled out with broken foot

Ahead of the Friday afternoon and evening clashes at Allianz Stadium, the two Sydney FC squads have been submitted.

Unfortunately, one striker will miss out due to injury while another returns from illness.


Last week after a 4-2 victory over Western United, Ufuk Talay has named a very similar squad for this week’s challenge of Wellington Phoenix.

After becoming sick on matchday last week, Jaiden Kucharski is included in the extended squad this time out and he will be looking to add more goals to his tally after doing so well and being pegged back by injury earlier this campaign.

Kucharski in action against Victory earlier this season

Matty Scarcella ad Zac De Jesus are also included in the extended squad having missed out last weekend and will be itching to cement their spot in the matchday squad as they did earlier this season.

Unfortunately for Corey Hollman, he misses this week due to illness and Wataru Kamijo also remains sidelined with a back issue that won’t be sorted until the turn of the year.

The Squad

Sydney FC Men’s Squad: 1.  Andrew REDMAYNE4. Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS, 6. Jack RODWELL, 8.  Jake GIRDWOOD-REICH, 9. Fabio GOMES, 10. Joe LOLLEY, 11. Robert MAK, 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, 22. Max BURGESS, 23. Rhyan GRANT, 25. Jaiden KUCHARSKI, 26. Luke BRATTAN ©, 28. Nathan AMANATIDIS.

(Two to be omitted)

Ins: 18. Matthew SCARCELLA (promoted), 21. Zac DE JESUS (promoted), 25. Jaiden KUCHARSKI (return from illness).

Outs: 12. Corey HOLLMAN (illness).

Unavailable: 24. Wataru KAMIJO (injured).

Match Details

Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix
Isuzu UTE A-League Round 10
Friday 29th December 2023
Allianz Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Kick Off: 7:45pm AEDT
Gates Open: 4:30pm AEDT
Broadcast Live: Paramount+
Tickets: Click Here
Matchday Partner: Navarra Venues


This week, Ante Juric has the same squad at his disposal for the task of Wellington Phoenix however he will be without his striker Shea Connors after she picked up an injury in training last week.

The American was named in the extended squad for last week’s match against Brisbane however picked up a an injury on the Thursday prior to the match. Later scans confirmed a break in the foot and she is expected to miss a number of weeks and isn’t expected back until late January or February.

Shea Connors in action against Melbourne City earlier this season

Otherwise, Juric has a full squad at his disposal minus the long term injuries of Nat Tobin and Lucy Johnson who remain on the treatment table and doing the rehab with a knee and foot injury respectively.

Teigan Collister, Sienna Saveska, Abbey Lemon and Indiana Dos Santos are all included in the extended 20 player squad and will be looking to gain a foot-hold in the 16 on matchday.

The 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, 16. Jordan THOMPSON, 17. Jynaya DOS SANTOS, 18. Taylor RAY, 19. Zara KRUGER, 20. Princess IBINI ©, 21. Shay HOLLMAN, 22. Indiana DOS SANTOS, 23. Fiona WORTS, 26. Madeleine CASPERS, 30. Tahlia FRANCO (GK).

(Four to be omitted)

Ins: 7. Teigan COLLISTER (promoted),10. Sienna SAVESKA (promoted), 14. Abbey LEMON (promoted), 22. Indiana DOS SANTOS (promoted).

Outs: None.

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

Match Details

Sydney FC v Wellington Phoenix
Liberty A-League Round 10
Friday 29th December 2023
Allianz Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Kick Off: 5:00pm AEDT
Gates Open: 4:30pm AEDT
Broadcast Live: Paramount+ & 10Play
Tickets: Click Here
Matchday Parter: Navarra Venues