Match Week 9 – Squad Ins and Outs: Western United v Macarthur FC

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.

Derbyshire hat trick
Matt Derbyshire will be looking to continue his good goal scoring fortune against Western United on Saturday afternoon.

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)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: Milislav POPOVIC (Hamstring – Indefinite)

 

Besart Berisha
Besart Berisha is always a dangerous threat.

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)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable:  19.Joshua RISDON (tibia – 8-10 weeks), 21.Sebastian PASQUALI (hip – 6 weeks)

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