The second Sydney Derby of the season is upon us and both sides will almost certainly have a new look about them when they face off once again for the second time this season.
Sydney FC and the Wanderers played out a 0-0 draw at CommBank Stadium in the first round of the A-League season all the way back in November and both sides will have a different look about them this time around.
Sydney had suffered a number of injuries during pre-season and fielded a very youthful bench in Round One against the Wanderers.
Sydney FC were without James Donachie, Mustafa Amini, Kosta Barbarouses, Connor O’Toole and Bobô.
Amini has started to establish himself in the side after joining during the January transfer window while Connor O’Toole has been slowly building himself to full fitness after the departure of Joel King. Kosta Barbarouses has featured from the bench in the last few matches for Sydney FC and is expected to be involved in the derby.
New signing and Dutch international Luciano Narsingh could potentially feature from the bench to make his Sydney FC debut as he gets closer towards full fitness.
The Wanderers will also have a new look about them when they step onto the field on Saturday night.
Daniel Margush has been the main figure in goal for the Wanderers recently as former Sydney FC defender Mark Rudan starts to take shape of his team following the dismissal of Carl Robinson earlier this season.
Rhys Williams was instrumental for the Wanderers earlier in the season against Sydney FC and helped thwart a number of attacking chances for Steve Corica’s side. Williams suffered a hamstring injury earlier this season and won’t feature in the derby. Tomislav Mrcela has been signed as an injury replacement while young centre back Phillip Cancar has been impressing in recent matches.