Star trio return
Perth Glory star trio Mile Sterjovski, Andy Todd and Jamie Harnwell have all been declared fit for Sunday’s marquee match against Wellington Phoenix.
Perth Glory star trio Mile Sterjovski, Andy Todd and Jamie Harnwell have all been declared fit for Sunday-s marquee match against Wellington Phoenix.
Sterjovski and Harnwell have both made speedy recoveries from injuries picked up against the Newcastle Jets in week 3.
Sterjovski missed last weeks gripping 2-2 draw against Melbourne Heart with an ankle injury while Harnwell was sidelined with a calf tear.
Harnwell can now add to his games tally of 237 for Perth Glory, as he closes in on Bobby Despotovski-s record of 241.
With two goals in the first two weeks of the season, Sterjovski will be a welcomed addition to Dave Mitchell with Michael Baird ruled out because of suspension.
After been passed fit last week, Andy Todd has recovered from illness and is line to play for the first time this season.
The star defender who dominated his first year in the Hyundai A-League is ready for action after minor knee surgery disrupted his pre-season.
Former Dutch international Victor Sikora is now the only player not available for selection. Sikora is still unlikely to play for the next month as he overcomes a hip problem.
Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix Sunday, 5 September 2010 nib Stadium, Perth Local kick-off: 3.00pm (5.00pm AEST) Referee: Ben Williams
Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1, FS1 HD & on Sky Sports 1. Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is 882 6PR (Perth) and 1035AM The Radio Network (Wellington). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com.au
Perth Glory squad: 1. Tando VELAPHI, 2. Josh MITCHELL, 3. Jamie COYNE, 4. Andy TODD, 5. Jamie HARNWELL, 7. Jacob BURNS (C), 9.Robbie FOWLER, 11. Branko JELIC, 12. Scott NEVILLE, 14. Steven McGARRY, 16. Adriano PELLEGRINO, 17. Todd HOWARTH, 19. Naum SEKULOVSKI, 20. Aleks VRTESKI, 21. Mile STERJOVSKI, 22. Anthony SKORICH, 23. Andrija JUKIC, 24. Josh RISDON *three to be omitted*
In: Andy TODD (returns from injury), Jamie HARNWELL (returns from injury), Mile STERJOVSKI (returns from injury), 23. Andrija JUKIC (promoted) Out: Michael BAIRD (suspended - 2 weeks) Unavailable: Victor SIKORA (hip- 4 weeks), Chris COYNE (On loan - 11 weeks)
Wellington Phoenix squad: 1. Mark PASTON (gk), 3. Tony LOCHHEAD, 4. Nick WARD, 6. Tim BROWN, 7. Leo BERTOS, 8. Paul IFILL, 9. Chris GREENACRE, 10. Oscar Roberto CORNEJO, 11. DANIEL, 13. Troy HEARFIELD, 14. Mirjan PAVLOVIC, 17. Vince LIA, 18. Ben SIGMUND, 19. Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 22. Andrew DURANTE (c), 23. Dylan MACALLISTER *one to be omitted*
In: Nick WARD (new signing) Out: Manny MUSCAT (international duty - 1 week) Unavailable: Diego WALSH (knee - 2 weeks), Jade NORTH (overseas - 1 week), Reece CROWTHER (gk, ribs - 6 weeks), Manny MUSCAT (international duty - 1 week)
Head-to-Head: All matches (played 10): Perth Glory wins 3, Wellington Phoenix wins 4 (3 draws)