Macarthur FC head coach Ante Milicic has named an unchanged A-League squad for Saturday’s nights first derby with Sydney FC at Campbelltown Stadium.
Having had a 13 day break in the A-League due to draw rescheduling, the Bulls will be looking for their first win on home soil after a draw and loss on their two previous outings at Campbelltown.
With goals to Loic Puyo and Matt Derbyshire in the Bulls 2-1 win over Newcastle, and the Sky Blues coming off a 2-nil defeat at the hands of the Central Coast last start, both teams will be extremely hungry for the three-points.
Milicic said when addressing the media ahead of tomorrow’s match.
“We’re feeling alright heading into the match. I’ve been happy with the week, even with no match last weekend the boys have continued to work hard.
“We know we are in for a difficult game against the reigning champions, but our job to show our qualities at home and provide a good account of ourselves in-front of our home fans."
The starting XI will be announced 60 minutes before kick-off.
Macarthur FC squad: 1.Adam FEDERICI (gk), 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, 12.James MEREDITH, 15.Aleksandar SUSNJAR, 16.Nick SUMAN (gk), 19.Michael RUHS, 21.Jake HOLLMAN, 22.Liam ROSE, 24.Charles M’MOMBWA, 27.Matt DERBYSHIRE, 29.Antonis MARTIS, 31.Lachlan ROSE, 33.Markel SUSAETA
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 22. Liam Rose (promoted), 24.Charles M’MOMBWA (promoted)
Sydney FC squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 2.Patrick FLOTTMANN, 3.Ben WARLAND, 4.Alex WILKINSON (c), 5.Alex BAUMJOHANN, 6.Ryan McGOWAN, 8.Paulo RETRE, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 11.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR, 16.Joel KING, 17.Anthony CACERES, 19.Chris ZUVELA, 20.Tom HEWARD-BELLE (gk), 23.Rhyan GRANT, 25. Callum TALBOT, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Jordan SWIBEL, 28.Calem NIEUWENHOF, 33.Pat WOOD
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 2.Patrick FLOTTMANN (promoted), 19. Chris ZUVELA (promoted), 25. Callum TALBOT (promoted)
Outs: 21.Harry VAN der SAAG (ankle – 1 week)
Unavailable: 7.Michael ZULLO (calf – 1 weeks), 9.BOBÔ (Returning to match fitness), 30.Adam PAVLESIC (GK) (indefinite – collarbone).
Kick-Off: 7:10pm (Local)(7:10pm (AEDT))
Referee: Alex King
Assistant Referee 1: Owen Goldrick
Assistant Referee 2: Greg Taylor
Fourth Official: Daniel Elder
VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7:00pm (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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