Squad named for Adelaide friendly

Dave Mitchell has named a 16 man squad for tomorrow nights friendly match against Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium.

Dave Mitchell has named a 16 man squad for tomorrow nights friendly match against Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium.

The pre season clash will be the Glory-s second last hit-out before the season opener against North Queensland Fury on Friday, August 6 at nib Stadium (formerly ME Bank Stadium).

Here are the declarations of Coach Dave Mitchell just before the side flew to South Australia.

On Adelaide United:

“Yeah, they-ve done quite well in pre season. This will be a good test for us and we will be trying a few things out.”

The benefits of this match:

“A lot of players playing 90 minutes, a bit of shape and how we are going to line up.

“We-re getting closer and closer to the start of the season so we are also looking at certain players to play different roles.

“We-ll take what we can out of the game and look at a couple of set moves so there is a few things we-ll look at.”

The first game of the season:

“There are a couple of players we just want to monitor and get them on the park. Those players aren-t travelling but hopefully by kick-off they will be with us.”

The squad is:

Tando VELAPHI, Josh MITCHELL, Jamie COYNE, Jamie HARNWELL, Jacob BURNS, Michael BAIRD, Branko JELIC, Scott NEVILLE, Adriano PELLEGRINO, Todd HOWARTH, Naum SEKULOVSKI, Aleks VRTESKI, Mile STERJOVSKI, Anthony SKORICH, Andrija JUKIC, Joshua RISON.

Perth Glory-s final pre season clash will be the Call to Arms Cup against the WA State team on Wednesday, July 28 at E & D Litis Stadium, Mt Hawthorn. Kick off is at 7pm with proceeds going to the Cancer Council WA.