Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson admits he has another selection headache ahead of Sunday’s clash with Wellington Phoenix.
Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson admits he has another selection headache ahead of Sunday-s clash with Wellington Phoenix.
With competition of places in the 15-man squad white-hot, Ferguson will have 21 players to choose from with Adam Hughes (virus), Josh Mitchell (ankle) and Evan Berger (knee) all back to full-fitness.
New recruit Steve Pantelidis is the only player who won-t be considered for selection as he continues to return to full match fitness.
Ferguson won-t finalise his squad for another 48 hours with two more crucial training sessions to be completed on Friday and Saturday.
On Friday, the coach will also update the media on the condition of goalkeeper Neil Young. Young had abdominal surgery on Saturday night and has since been recovering in hospital. Perth Glory Youth team ‘keeper Lewis Italiano will be a substitute on Sunday.
Sunday-s match against Wellington is part of the Hyundai A-league-s Rivalry Round and a big crowd is forecast for the match that kicks off at 4.30pm
Sunday, 23 October, 2011 Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix Nib Stadium, Perth Local kick-off: 4.30pm
Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports. Perth Glory official radio partner 91.3 SportFM
Perth Glory squad: 1.Danny VUKOVIC, 2.Josh MITCHELL, 3.Bas van den BRINK, 4.Billy MEHMET, 6.Chris COYNE, 7.Jacob BURNS, 8.Adam HUGHES, 9.Shane SMELTZ, 10.Liam MILLER, 12.Scott NEVILLE, 13.Travis DODD, 14.Steven McGARRY, 15.Tommy AMPHLETT, 17.Todd HOWARTH, 18.Jesse MAKAROUNAS, 19.Josh RISDON, 21.Mile STERJOVSKI, 22.Adam TAGGART, 27.ANDREZINHO, 30. Lewis ITALIANO **6 to be omitted**
In: 2.Josh MITCHELL, 8.Adam HUGHES, 16.Evan BERGER, 18.Jesse MAKAROUNAS, 21.Mile STERJOVSKI, 22.Adam TAGGART Out:Neil Young (abdominal injury) Unavailable:11.Victor SIKORA (hip - long term injury list)