Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson has wasted no time recalling star players Liam Miller and Mile Sterjovski for Saturday night’s clash with Gold Coast United at nib Stadium.
Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson has wasted no time recalling star players Liam Miller and Mile Sterjovski for Saturday night-s clash with Gold Coast United at nib Stadium.
Miller returns from a one game suspension and Sterjovski, the club-s Australian marquee is back after missing last weekend-s match to be with his heavily pregnant wife.
Steve Pantelidis, Adam Taggart and Jesse Makarounas have also been included in a 19 man squad, as Perth Glory aims to win the Iron Ore Cup.
Gold Coast coach Miron Bleiberg welcomes young guns James Brown and Dylan McGowan from international duty. The duo was part of the Oylroos squad along with Taggart.
Big names ruled out are Chris Coyne and Joel Porter. Coyne has unfortunately torn his Achilles and will miss three months while Porter has a calf injury.
The match on Saturday night will be just the Glory-s fourth at home this season ahead of another road double next week against Sydney FC and Wellington.
Perth Glory v Gold Coast United Saturday, 3 December 2011 Venue: nib Stadium Local kick-off: 7pm Referee: Strebre Delovski
TV Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 Radio broadcaster: SportFM 91.3
Head-to-Head: All matches (played 6): Perth Glory wins 0, Gold Coast United wins 4 (2 draws)
Perth Glory squad:1.Danny Vukovic (Gk), 2.Josh Mitchell, 3.Bas Van Den Brink, 4.Billy Mehmet, 5.Steve Pantelidis, 7.Jacob Burns (C), 8.Adam Hughes, 9.Shane Smeltz, 10.Liam Miller 14.Steven Mcgarry, 15.Tommy Amphlett, 17.Todd Howarth, 18. Jesse Makarounas, 19.Josh Risdon, 21.Mile Sterjovski, 22. Adam TAGGART, 25. Trent Mcclenahan, 27.Andrezinho, 30. Lewis Italiano (Gk) *four to be omitted*
In:5.Steve Pantelidis (returns from injury), 10.Liam Miller (returns from suspension), 18.Jesse Makarounas (Promoted), 21.Mile Sterjovski, 22.Adam TAGGART (returns from international duty) Unavailable: 6.Chris Coyne (Achilles - 3 Months), 11.Victor Sikora (Hip - Long Term Injury List), 12.Scott Neville (Knee), 13.Travis Dodd (Hamstring- 2 Weeks),16.Evan Berger (Hamstring - 5-Weeks), 20.Neil Young (Abdominal)
Gold Coast United Squad:1.Glen Moss [gk], 3.Michael Thwaite (c), 4.Zac Anderson, 5.Kristian Rees, 6.Paul Beekmans, 7.Golgol Mebrahtu, 12.Dylan Macallister, 13.Ante Rozic, 14.Ben Halloran, 15.Adama Traore, 16.Maceo Rigters, 17.Chris Harold, 18.James Brown, 20.Jerrad Tyson [gk], 21.Daniel Severino, 22.Peter Jungschlager, 23.Dylan McGowan, 24.Jonas Salley, 29.Mitch Bevan. *four to be omitted*
In:18.James Brown, 23.Dylan McGowan (return from international duty), 21.Daniel Severino (promoted), 4.Zac Anderson (promoted). Unavailable: 9.Joel Porter (calf - 3 weeks), 19.Chris Broadfoot (ankle injury - 6 weeks).