Macarthur FC head coach Ante Milicic has named a virtually unchanged playing squad for tomorrow night’s encounter with Western United at MARS Stadium.
The Bulls will be looking to build on their recent good form following two wins from the past two starts including last Friday’s 4-nil thumping of Adelaide.
Macarthur FC coach Ante Milicic said after Tuesday night’s match he was delighted with the result but looked forward to returning home to Campbelltown to take on Adelaide.
“We have had a good week training, but we know we face a difficult opponent. Western United have a very strong squad that has been together for the past 2 years, so they are very familiar with their setup and playing style.
On last week’s match against Adelaide, Milicic said:
“It was pleasing the amount of composure throughout the opening 45 minutes against Adelaide, we created good attacking clear-cut chances, but the most pleasing thing was to keep the clean sheet.
On Matt Derbyshire’s hat-trick against the Reds, Milicic said:
“The work he does off the ball is just as important for us. service is everything for a #9, to be fair to Matty the quality service has not been there, but he stayed patient, positive and when the chances come to him you know there is a good chance, he will finish them.”
Saturday, 20 February 2021
Western United FC v Macarthur FC
MARS Stadium, Ballarat
Kick-Off: 5:05pm (Local) (5:05pm (AEDT)
Referee: Jonathan Barreiro
Assistant Referee 1: George Lakrindis
Assistant Referee 2: Wilson Brown
Fourth Official: Lachlan Keevers
VAR: Kate Jacewicz
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, 12.James MEREDITH, 14.Moudi NAJJAR 15.Aleksandar SUSNJAR, 16.Nick SUMAN (gk), 21.Jake HOLLMAN, 22.Liam ROSE 27.Matt DERBYSHIRE, 29.Antonis Martis, 31.Lachlan ROSE , 33.Markel SUSAETA
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 22.Liam ROSE (promoted), 31.Lachlan Rose (promoted)
Unavailable: Milislav POPOVIC (Hamstring – Indefinite)
Western United FC squad:
1.Filip KURTO (GK), 2.Aaron CALVER, 3.Brendan HAMILL, 4.Andrew DURANTE, 5.Dylan PIERIAS, 6.Tomoki IMAI, 7.Besart BERISHA, 8.Lachlan WALES, 10.Steven LUSTICA, 11.Connor PAIN, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 14.Max BURGESS, 20.Victor SANCHEZ, 22.Tomislav USKOK, 23.Alessandro DIAMANTI (c), 25.Luke DUZEL, 26.Nicolas MILANOVIC, 27.Jerry SKOTADIS, 30.Ryan SCOTT (GK), 34.Iker GUARROTXENA
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 25.Luke DUZEL (promoted), 27.Jerry SKOTADIS (promoted)
Unavailable: 19.Joshua RISDON (tibia – 8-10 weeks), 21.Sebastian PASQUALI (hip – 6 weeks)
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 5:00pm (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
Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #WUNvMAC
To purchase tickets visit www.a-league.com.au/tickets