Ins & Outs | Talay names first squad

Ahead of his debut in the dug-out this Saturday, new Sydney FC Head Coach Ufuk Talay has named his squad for the trip to Adelaide United.

The former Sydney FC Assistant Coach arrived in the building yesterday and has had the tough task of getting to know the players before heading to face the league leaders Adelaide on Saturday night at Coopers Stadium.

Talay with Assistant Coach David Zdrilic

Unfortunately for him, Jack Rodwell, Nathan Amanatidis and Max Burgess are still unavailable following their injuries and will spend more time on the sidelines as they recover.


Having had a success with youth at his previous employers, Talay has included two youngsters, Wataru Kamijo and Joe Lacey in the 20 man squad and could be in line for their Isuzu UTE A-League debuts this weekend with both having already featured on the bench so far.

All eyes will be on Coopers Stadium on Saturday evening as Ufuk Talay looks to change the fortunes of the Sky Blues and get points on the board.

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 ©, 29. Joe LACEY.

(Two to be omitted)

INS: 18. Matthew SCARCELLA (promoted), 24. Wataru KAMIJO (promoted), 29. Joe LACEY (promoted).

OUTS: None

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

Match Details

Adelaide United v Sydney FC
Isuzu UTE A-League Round Four
Saturday 11th November 2023
Coopers Stadium, Adelaide, SA
Kick Off: 7:45pm AEDT (7:15pm Local)
Broadcast Live: Paramount+ & 10Bold