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Dec 14, 2023   |  5:58PM AET

Ins & Outs | Three key players return

Ins & Outs | Three key players return

Ahead of a weekend away from home for both our Men and Women, both squads have been released with some key players making their return to action.

Men

After dropping down to ten men in a 2-0 loss to Macarthur last week, the Sky Blues are forced into one change with Andrew Redmayne suspended for one week, opening the door for Adam Pavlesic and Gus Hoefsloot to fight for that spot between the sticks.

Higher up the pitch though, Ufuk Talay will be happy to see Jack Rodwell, Jaiden Kucharski and Max Burgess all return to the 20 man squad following injuries.

Jack Rodwell on the ball against Adelaide United last season

Rodwell has been out since September and is a big inclusion for the Sky Blues with the wealth of experience that he has throughout his time in the UK at the highest level.

Max Burgess picked up a groin injury during the Round 2 clash against Brisbane Roar and has been sidelined ever since. He is yet to see minutes since the change of boss and will be itching to get back out there.

Jaiden Kucharski picked up a hamstring injury which ruled him out for two weeks after he burst onto the scene with a brilliant brace against Adelaide in Talay’s first match in charge.

Jaiden Kucharski hasn’t seen minutes since the Sydney Derby

Wataru Kamijo remains on the treatment table with a back complaint and is expected back in the new year.

The Squad

Sydney FC Men’s Squad: 4. Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS, 6. Jack RODWELL, 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, 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, 30. GUS HOEFSLOOT (GK).

(Two to be omitted)

In: 6. Jack RODWELL (return from injury), 22. Max BURGESS (return from injury), 25. Jaiden KUCHARSKI (return from injury), 30. GUS HOEFSLOOT (GK) (promoted).

Outs: 1.  Andrew REDMAYNE (suspended – 1 week), 29. Joe LACEY (not-selected).

Unavailable:- 24. Wataru KAMIJO (injured).

Women

Ante Juric has named a very similar side to the one that took on Newcastle Jets last weekend.

In the heat of Newcastle, Cortnee Vine returned from injury and appeared at the back post to tap in the winner and she remains in the squad for the journey to Perth this Sunday.

Cortnee Vine marked her return with a goal

Teigan Collister, Sienna Saveska, Abbey Lemom and Indiana Dos Santos all come back into the 20 player squad with a decision on the 16 to be made shortly by Juric.

In the last meeting with Perth Glory, Indiana Dos Santos netted her first ever Liberty A-League goal and she will be hoping to do the same this time around.

Indiana Dos Santos celebrates her goal against Perth last time

Unfortunately, Lucy Johnson and Nat Tobin are still sidelined due to injuries with Johnson hopefully back in the next few weeks.

The Squad

Sydney FC Squad: 1.Jada WHYMAN (GK), 2. Margaux CHAUVET, 3. Charlotte MCLEAN, 4. Tori TUMETH, 5. Kirsty FENTON, 7. Teigan COLLISTER, 9. Shea CONNORS, 10. Sienna SAVESKA, 11. Cortnee VINE, 13. Aideen KEANE, 14. Abbey LEMON, 16. Jordan THOMPSON, 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), 12. Nat TOBIN (injured).