Ins & Outs | Young Matildas absent and captain suspended

This weekend the Sydney FC squads for the Men’s and Women’s Sydney Derby will be different from recent weeks with many forced changes for Ufuk Talay and Ante Juric.


After picking up his 5th yellow card of the season, Luke Brattan will be unavailable for the Sydney Derby and will serve a one game suspension returning for the clash with Brisbane Roar the following week.

Luke Brattan’s 5th booking of the season means he will miss the Sydney Derby

Thankfully, Jack Rodwell is fit enough to earn a spot in the extended squad after suffering from a calf injury that has seen him sidelined since early January.

Joel King will also look to find his way back to the squad after overcoming his foot injury last week but being left out of the team.

Jack Rodwell is back in the matchday squad

Aaron Gurd, Pat Wood and Joe Lacey all remain sidelined for this weekend.

The Squad

1.  Andrew REDMAYNE4. Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS, 6. Jack RODWELL, 8.  Jake GIRDWOOD-REICH, 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), 21. Zac DE JESUS, 22. Max BURGESS, 23. Rhyan GRANT, 25. Jaiden KUCHARSKI, 27. Hayden MATTHEWS, 28. Nathan AMANATIDIS.

(Two to be omitted)

Ins:  16. Joel KING (return from injury), 6. Jack RODWELL (return from injury), 21. Zac DE JESUS (promoted).

Outs: 26. Luke BRATTAN © (suspended).

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


Ante Juric will be forced to shuffle the pack with six of his side away in Uzbekistan for the AFC U20’s Women’s Asian Cup plus the injuries that have befallen some of their stars.

Maddie Caspers, Jynaya & Indiana Dos Santos, Tahlia Franco, Shay Hollman & Zara Kruger will all be with the Young Matildas for the next three weeks and will miss this edition of the Sydney Derby.

The influential Caspers will be absent for three weeks

Teigan Collister, Nat Tobin and Fiona Worts all remain injured so this provides a chance for the returning Lucy Johnson to be included in the matchday squad.

Two weeks ago at the abandoned Canberra clash, Shea Connors made her return from injury to make the bench and was joined there by new signing Caley Tallon-Henniker but neither saw action on the pitch with the contest halted after 35 minutes.

Shea Connors
Lucy Johnson
Tallon-Henniker is still looking for her Liberty A-League debut

This time around, both will be aiming to make their return in one of the league’s marquee fixtures.

Margaux Chauvet, Darcey Malone, Sienna Saveska, Aideen Keane and Jasmine Black are all included in the extended squad.

Sydney FC Squad: 1.Jada WHYMAN (GK), 2. Margaux CHAUVET, 3. Charlotte MCLEAN, 4. Tori TUMETH, 5. Kirsty FENTON, 6. Lucy JOHNSON, 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.

(Two to be omitted)

Ins: 2. Margaux CHAUVET (promoted), 6. Lucy JOHNSON (return from injury), 8. Darcey MALONE (promoted), 10. Sienna SAVESKA (promoted), 13. Aideen KEANE (promoted), 40. Jasmine BLACK (promoted).

Outs: 21. Shay HOLLMAN (Young Matildas), 22. Indiana DOS SANTOS (Young Matildas), Madeleine CASPERS (Young Matildas), 30. Tahlia FRANCO (Young Matildas).

Unavailable: 7. Teigan COLLISTER (injured), 12. Nat TOBIN (injured), 17. Jynaya DOS SANTOS (Young Matildas), 19. Zara KRUGER (Young Matildas), 23. Fiona WORTS (injured).