Macarthur FC head coach Ante Milicic has named his playing squad for tomorrow night’s derby against Western Sydney Wanderers at Campbelltown Stadium.
After captain Mark Milligan received a 1 match suspension due to a red card from last week’s match against Sydney FC, Milicic has added Walter Scott to this week’s playing squad.
Milicic said when addressing the media ahead of tomorrow’s match.
“With Milligan out, not doubt it will be a huge loss, we know that and have prepared for that. We have a lot of players ready to step up and bring the standards that he has set not only on the training park but in the dressing room.
“During the difficult moments of the game we need leaders, not just the player with the arm band but all contributing together.
“Knowing we’ve beaten them (Western Sydney Wanderers) before gives us some confidence, but both teams have changed since the last time we played. Both teams have gotten fitter with more match minutes in the legs.
“I think we’ll see two good footballing teams with plenty of attacking play, creating a lot of chances. As footballers, they are the games you want to be involved in, we need to ensure we are on the end of a good result.” Milicic said.
The starting XI will be announced 60 minutes before kick-off.
Match Week 7 v WSW
Macarthur FC squad: 1.Adam FEDERICI (gk) (c), 3.Antony GOLEC, 4.Benat ETXEBARRIA, 6.Aleksandar JOVANOVIC, 7.Ivan FRANJIC, 8.Denis GENREAU, 10.Loic PUYO, 11.Tommy OAR, 12.James MEREDITH, 14.Moudi NAJJAR 15.Aleksandar SUSNJAR, 16.Nick SUMAN (gk), 19.Michael RUHS, 21.Jake HOLLMAN, 22.Liam ROSE, 23. Walter SCOTT, 24.Charles M’MOMBWA, 27.Matt DERBYSHIRE, 31.Lachlan ROSE, 33.Markel SUSAETA
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 15.Aleksandar SUSNJAR (promoted), 19.Michael RUHS (promoted), 23.Walter SCOTT (promoted)
Outs: 5.Mark MILLIGAN (suspended - 1 match)
Western Sydney Wanderers FC: 2.Ziggy GORDON, 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 6.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 7.Bruce KAMAU, 8.Jordan O’DOHERTY, 9.Bernie IBINI, 10.Simon COX, 11.Kwame YEBOAH, 13.Tate RUSSELL, 14.James TROISI, 17.Keanu BACCUS, 18.Graham DORRANS, 23.Kosta GROZOS, 25.Phillip CANCAR, 30.Daniel MARGUSH (gk), 33.Mark NATTA, 34.Patrick ZIEGLER, 38.Ali AUGLAH, 39.Thomas AQUILINA, 40.Noah JAMES (gk)
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 23.Kosta GROZOS (promoted), 25.Phillip CANCAR (promoted), 38.Ali AUGLAH (promoted), 40.Noah JAMES (gk) (promoted)
Outs: 27.Nicolai Muller (hamstring), 50.Oliver KALAC (not selected)
Unavailable: 4.Dylan MCGOWAN (ankle), 12.Mitchell DUKE (hotel quarantine), 19.Jordon MUTCH (hotel quarantine), 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (long term injury)
Saturday, 6 February 2021
Macarthur FC v Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Campbelltown Stadium, Campbelltown
Kick-Off: 7:10pm (Local)(7:10pm (AEDT))
Referee: Shaun Evans
Assistant Referee 1: George Lakrindis
Assistant Referee 2: Greg Taylor
Fourth Official: Kurt Ams
VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7:00pm (AEDT) and 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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