Interim Coach Kenny Lowe has announced an 18 man squad for the Hyundai A-League Round 20 clash with last year’s Premier Plate winners Western Sydney Wanderers at nib Stadium at 6:45pm on Saturday.
Interim Coach Kenny Lowe has announced an 18 man squad for the Hyundai A-League Round 20 clash with last year-s Premier Plate winners Western Sydney Wanderers at nib Stadium at 6:45pm on Saturday.
Brandon O-Neill and Adrian Zahra are both included in the Glory squad after impressing in last week-s 3-0 Foxtel National Youth League win over Central Coast Mariners, with Zahra scoring a brace in the Youth team-s fourth win of the season. Daniel De Silva, who was a late withdrawal from last Saturday-s clash with Sydney FC due to illness is included in the squad with striker Jamie Maclaren omitted.
Western Sydney Wanderers travel to Perth without talisman Shinji Ono who, due to illness, has been withdrawn from the squad and veteran Goalkeeper Ante Covic, misses out with a groin injury. German defender Jerome Polenz is also a notable omission and is out due to suspension. Former Glory star Dean Heffernan and Wanderers youth team goalkeeper Thomas Manos are amongst those promoted to the first team squad.
Glory will be hoping to continue their solid form at nib Stadium this season which has only seen them lose once in their nine home fixtures and concede just the one goal in the last four home games. Goalkeeper, Danny Vukovic, is set to achieve a major milestone making his 200th A League appearance . The last meeting between the two sides in Perth was last season-s Round 13 game at Patersons Stadium, where the teams shared the points with a 1-1 draw.
Perth Glory Squad: 1.Daniel VUKOVIC (GK), 2.Jack CLISBY, 3. Brandon O-NEILL, 5. Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 7. Jacob BURNS, 8. Nebojsa MARINKOVIC, 9. Shane SMELTZ, 11.Adrian ZAHRA, 14.Steven McGARRY, 16.Sidnei SCIOLA MORAES, 17. Chris HAROLD, 18. Jack DUNCAN, 19. Josh RISDON,20.Daniel DE SILVA, 23.Michael THWAITE, 25. Riley WOODCOCK, 28. Darvydas SERNAS, 36. William GALLAS ** two to be omitted **
Ins: 3. Brandon O-NEILL, 11. Adrian ZAHRA Outs: 10. Jamie MACLAREN