Round 4 squad: Central Coast Mariners vs Western United

John Aloisi Western United

John Aloisi has confirmed his extended 20-man squad for Western United’s first away trip of the 2022/23 Isuzu UTE A-League Men season.

The Green and Black will travel across the border to face Central Coast Mariners with confidence off the back of a dominant performance and first point of the season against Macarthur FC.

For the first time this season, Aloisi has not been forced into any changes as a result of injury, with just one alteration in the extended list.

After he helped the Young Socceroos earn qualification for the 2023 AFC U-20 Asian Cup in Uzbekistan, Rhys Bozinovski has returned to the fold at Western United and is included in the squad for the first time.

The 18-year-old made four A-League Men appearances towards the end of last season – including a substitute cameo in the Grand Final – and made the first two senior starts of his career in the Australia Cup in August.

Fellow youngster Jake Najdovski comes out of the 20-man squad, while Tomoki Imai, Tongo Doumbia and Adisu Bayew remain injury absentees.  

Western United squad

Western United squad: 1. Jamie YOUNG (gk), 4. Leo LACROIX, 5. Dylan PIERIAS, 8. Lachlan WALES, 9. Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 10. Steven LUSTICA, 11. Connor PAIN, 14. James TROISI, 17. Ben GARUCCIO, 19. Joshua RISDON, 21. Sebastian PASQUALI, 23. Alessandro DIAMANTI (c) 26. Nicolas MILANOVIC, 27. Jacob TRATT, 33. Ben COLLINS, 37. Ryan SCOTT (gk), 38. Noah BOTIC, 42. Rhys BOZINOVSKI, 44. Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 88. Neil KILKENNY

Ins: 33. Ben COLLINS, 42. Rhys BOZINOVSKI (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 6. Tomoki IMAI (injured), 7. Tongo DOUMBIA (injured)

Match Details

Central Coast Mariners vs Western United

Saturday, 29 October

Kick-off: 5:15pm AEDT

Central Coast Stadium, Gosford

Broadcast: The match will be broadcast live on Paramount+