State team named for Glory clash

Western Australia coach Peter Murphy has been forced to make two changes to his squad that will tackle Perth Glory for the Call To Arms Cup on Wednesday night.

Western Australia coach Peter Murphy has been forced to make two changes to his squad that will tackle Perth Glory for the Call To Arms Cup on Wednesday night.

Former Glory players Marc Anthony and Ryan Townsend have withdrawn from the squad with injury and work commitments respectively.

Cockburn City-s Paul Natale and Stirling Lions import Bobby Wilson have been brought into the team as replacements.

Murphy says the changes won-t hurt his side-s chances against the Glory.

“Paul Natale was brought in as a straight swap for Ryan Townsend who has unfortunately pulled out of the squad,” he said.

“Bobby (Wilson) has come in for Marc Anthony, not necessarily in for his position, but Bobby can play anywhere he is quite a flexible player.

“I don-t think (the changes) will impact on our performance but it will change us tactically how we go about things.”

The Call To Arms Cup presented by Veto Sports will be broadcast live on Heritage FM 107.3 and shown on new community station West TV (channel 44) at 9pm on Thursday July 29.

It will also be repeated on Sunday August 1 at 5.30pm, but some viewers may have to rescan their televisions to access the channel.

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN STATE TEAM

PLAYER NAME CLUB

Shane NUNES Cockburn City Paul NATALE Cockburn City Adrian WEBSTER Cockburn City Danny CAIN Sorrento Antonio NAGLIERI Perth SC Andreas OLIVEIRA Perth SC John MIGAS Floreat Athena John MIRCO Floreat Athena Branimir MIKULIC Floreat Athena Jason GAVIN Stirling Lions Bobby WILSON Stirling Lions Shane ROBINSON Stirling Lions Andy BROWN Mandurah City Phil STRAKER Mandurah City Cyril SHARROCK Armadale James ROBINSON Armadale David MICEVSKI Western Knights Adrian CACERES Inglewood United

Head to Head WA v Perth Glory Played 5, Won 1, Drawn 0, Lost 4

2008 W 3-2 (S Bulloch 2, A Jukic) 2003 L 0-4 2002 L 2-3 (A Oliveira, T Howarth) 1998 L 0-2 1996 L 0-2

Match Details: Western Australia v Perth Glory Wednesday July 28 E&D Litis Stadium, Mount Hawthorn Kick Off: 7.00pm Adults $10, Concessions/Pensioners $5, U15-s Free