Western United ALM Team News: Round 25 vs Perth Glory

John Aloisi Western United

Western United boss John Aloisi has named his extended squad for the side’s final interstate trip of the 2023/24 Isuzu UTE A-League Men season as the Green and Black takes on Perth Glory in Round 25.

United confirmed the devastating news that Khoder Kaddour suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in Tuesday night’s draw with Adelaide United.

The young right-back comes out of the squad as a result, allowing fellow Western United Academy product Charbel Shamoon to return.

Shamoon has made four appearances this season, including two starts, and will be eager to return to the matchday squad for the first time since late February.

Connor O’Toole will be eying a start after he came off the bench to replace Kaddour on Tuesday, having a tremendous impact with the stoppage time equaliser that clinched the 3-3 draw.

John Aloisi’s squad remains full of young talents, with Abel Walatee again amongst the 20 names after making his Isuzu UTE A-League debut last week.

Luke Vickery and Jordan Lauton are back in the extended list and will be looking to earn an opportunity to feature in Perth.

After Tomoki Imai surpassed Connor Pain to become the Club’s all-time leading appearance maker last week, Lachie Wales will move beyond Pain into outright second place, just one game behind Imai.

Full Western United extended squad

Western United squad: 1. Tom HEWARD-BELLE (gk), 4. James DONACHIE, 6. Tomoki IMAI, 8. Lachie WALES, 9. Michael RUHS, 10. Steven LUSTICA, 17. Ben GARUCCIO, 21. Sebastian PASQUALI, 24. Connor O’TOOLE, 29. Charbel SHAMOON, 32. Angus THURGATE, 33. Matt SUTTON (gk), 36. Zach LISOLAJSKI, 37. Luke VICKERY, 39. Matthew GRIMALDI, 41. Oliver LAVALE, 44. Jordan LAUTON, 45. Abel WALATEE, 49. Jake NAJDOVSKI, 77. Riku DANZAKI

Ins: 29. Charbel SHAMOON (promoted), 37. Luke VICKERY, 44. Jordan LAUTON

Outs: 43. Khoder KADDOUR (injured)

Unavailable: 7. Ramy NAJJARINE (injured), 11. Daniel PENHA (injured), 13. Nikita RUKAVYTSYA (injured), 19. Josh RISDON (injured), 22. Kane VIDMAR (injured), 27. Jacob TRATT (injured), 38. Noah BOTIC (injured), 42. Rhys BOZINOVSKI (injured)

Match Details

Isuzu UTE A-League Men Round 25

Perth Glory vs Western United

Sunday, 21 April

Kick-off: 5:00pm AEST (3:00pm local time)  

HBF Park, Perth

Broadcast: The match will be broadcast live on Paramount+