Macarthur FC head coach Ante Milicic has named his squad for Sunday’s Sydney Derby against Sydney Fc at Netstrata Juiblee Stadium.
With both sides coming off a losses last start, both teams will be looking to bounce back into the winner’s circle after the Bulls suffered a 4-1 defeat to Western United and Sydney FC going down to Melbourne City.
The Bulls will be buoyed knowing Sydney have only won two of their last seven A-League matches at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium.
While there has only been one previous meeting, there is no love lost between these two sides.
Though the Sky Blues nabbed all 3-points only a few weeks ago at Campbelltown Stadium, against a 10 man Bulls outfit for a large portion of the match, coach Ante Milicic said he was pleased the way the squad has regrouped and focused.
“I must say I’m pleased the way we have been training, we have re-focused and looking forward to paying the Champions on their home ground.”
“Last week (against Western United) we didn’t put enough scoreboard pressure when we had the chance to. We’ll take a lot of positivises from the match. We were decent in patches and created enough chances but we need to take advantage of the parts of the game we did dominate.”
“Both us and Sydney have changed somewhat since the last time we met, but it’s a local derby, there will always be something a little extra in the game.”
Macarthur FC squad: 1.Adam FEDERICI (gk), 2.Jake McGING, 3.Antony GOLEC, 4.Benat ETXEBARRIA, 5.Mark MILLIGAN (c), 6.Aleksandar JOVANOVIC, 7.Ivan FRANJIC, 8.Denis GENREAU, 10.Loic PUYO, 11.Tommy OAR, 14.Moudi NAJJAR, 15.Aleksandar SUSNJAR, 16.Nick SUMAN (gk), 19.Michael RUHS, 21.Jake HOLLMAN, 23.Walter SCOTT, 27.Matt DERBYSHIRE, 29.Antonis MARTIS, 31.Lachlan ROSE , 33.Markel SUSAETA
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 2.Jake McGING (promoted),19.Michael RUHS (promoted), 23.Walter SCOTT (promoted)
Outs: 12.James MEREDITH (Groin – 1 Week)
Unavailable: Milislav POPOVIC (Hamstring – Indefinite), James MEREDITH (Groin – 1 Week)
Sunday, 28 February 2021
Sydney FC v Macarthur FC
Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah
Kick-Off: 4:05pm (Local)(4:05pm (AEDT))
Referee: Alex King
Assistant Referee 1: Andrej Giev
Assistant Referee 2: Matthew McOrist
Fourth Official: Tim Danaskos
VAR: Kate Jacewicz
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 3:30pm (AEDT), Sky Sport 7 (New Zealand), Kayo Sports (www.kayosports.com.au) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers
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