Ins & Outs | Sydney Derby

The squad is in for the Sydney Derby with a number of changes due to international call ups and suspensions.

Firstly, Robbie Mak will serve his one week suspension for serious unsporting behaviour after his red card against Newcastle Jets last weekend.

Also, Jake Girdwood-Reich has served his one game suspension for the red card against Perth Glory on Wednesday night, however he is unavailable as he will join Jordan Courtney-Perkins in the Olyroos. The Olyroos are shaping up for their AFC U23 Asian Cup which starts next week and they are set to miss at least two matches for the Sky Blues.

Jake Girdwood-Reich is away with the Olyroos

Pat Wood, Joe Lacey and Gus Hoefsloot are all still sidelined however it is positive to see Pat and Joe back training on grass and Gus off his crutches.

In their place comes Aaron Gurd who is yet to see minutes after his leg fracture earlier this season, Matthew Scarcella, Zac De Jesus and Academy prospect Lachie Middleton. Middleton has been impressing in the NPL and the midfielder was recently in Germany with the U19’s side that played in the Champions Trophy.

Lachie Middleton training with the A-League side

Sydney FC Men’s Squad: 1.  Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 3. Aaron GURD, 6. Jack RODWELL, 9. Fabio GOMES, 10. Joe LOLLEY, 12. Corey HOLLMAN, 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 ©, 27. Hayden MATTHEWS, 28. Nathan AMANATIDIS, 32. Lachie MIDDLETON.

(Two to be omitted)

Ins: 3. Aaron GURD (promoted), 18. Matthew SCARCELLA (promoted), 21. Zac DE JESUS (promoted), 32. Lachie MIDDLETON (promoted).

Outs: 4. Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS (Olyroos duty), 11. Robert MAK (suspended – 1 week).

Unavailable: 8.  Jake GIRDWOOD-REICH (Olyroos duty), 13. Pat WOOD (injured), 29. Joe LACEY (injured), 30. Gus HOEFSLOOT (injured).