Western United ALM Squad: Round 15 vs Western Sydney Wanderers

Aleksandar Prijovic Western United

John Aloisi will welcome Aleksandar Prijovic back into the fold as his Western United side prepares to take on Western Sydney Wanderers.

The Serbian striker missed the last two games with a shoulder injury but has been cleared to return to face the Wanderers, who have historically been his favourite opponent.

Prijovic has racked up three goals and two assists in three meetings so far against Western Sydney, with United winning each of those fixtures.

Aloisi will have a decision to make whether or not the No.99 is ready to come straight back into the starting line-up, with Noah Botic remaining available.

The 21-year-old has made the first two starts of his professional career in the last two matches, leading the line strongly and providing a threat to opposition defences.

Lachie Wales is in fine form with two goals in the last three matches, and Nicolas Milanovic found the net last week for his fourth of the season, with both players hoping to have an impact again this weekend.

Sebastian Pasquali has also come into the extended squad, while United’s three injury absentees remain on the sidelines.

Steven Lustica and Jacob Tratt are both nearing their respective returns, while Ben Garuccio remains slightly longer term after picking up a calf injury against Melbourne City at the beginning of January.

Full Western United squad

Western United squad: 1. Jamie YOUNG (gk), 4. Leo LACROIX, 5. Dylan PIERIAS, 6. Tomoki IMAI, 7. Tongo DOUMBIA, 8. Lachie WALES, 11. Connor PAIN, 14. James TROISI, 19. Josh RISDON, 21. Sebastian PASQUALI, 23. Alessandro DIAMANTI (c), 26. Nicolas MILANOVIC, 31. Adisu BAYEW, 33. Ben COLLINS, 37. Ryan SCOTT (gk) 38. Noah BOTIC, 42. Rhys BOZINOVSKI, 44. Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 88. Neil KILKENNY, 99. Aleksandar PRIJOVIC

Ins: 21. Sebastian PASQUALI (promoted), 99. Aleksandar PRIJOVIC (returns from injury)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 10. Steven LUSTICA (injured), 17. Ben GARUCCIO (injured), 27. Jacob TRATT (injured)

Match Details

Isuzu UTE A-League Men Round 15

Western Sydney Wanderers vs Western United

Sunday, 5 February

Kick-off: 3:00pm AEDT

CommBank Stadium, Parramatta

Broadcast: The match will be broadcast on 10Bold and on Paramount+