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Western United announce squad for Phoenix clash

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Western United will create more history when they host Wellington Phoenix on Saturday.

United have played six home games so far – all in Geelong.

But for the first time ever, a Hyundai A-League match will be played in Ballarat. And at Mars Stadium Mark Rudan’s United face off against the Phoenix in a top-six clash.

United will remember their last meeting fondly. The Green and Black’s first-ever A-League fixture was a 1-0 victory away to Wellington in round 1.

Western United FC squad: 1.Filip KURTO (GK), 2.Aaron CALVER, 3.Brendan HAMILL, 4.Andrew DURANTE, 5.Dylan PIERIAS, 6.Connor CHAPMAN, 7. Valentino YUEL 8.Panagiotis KONE, 9.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS, 10.Scott McDONALD, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Dario JERTEC, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 14.Max BURGESS, 15.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 18.Besart BERISHA, 22.Ersan GULUM, 23.Alessandro DIAMANTI (c), 27, Jerry SKOTADIS, 30.Ryan SCOTT (GK)

*2-4 to be omitted*

Ins: 6.Connor CHAPMAN (promoted), 10.Scott McDONALD (promoted), 13.Ivan VUJICA (promoted)

Outs:

Unavailable: 19.Josh RISDON (injury), 20.James DELIANOV (gk) (knee – season)

Wellington Phoenix squad: 1.Stefan MARINOVIC (gk), 2.Liam McGING, 3.Luke DEVERE, 4.Te Atawhai HUDSON-WIHONGI, 5.Matti STEINMANN, 6.Tim PAYNE, 7.Reno PISCOPO, 8.Cameron DEVLIN, 9.David BALL, 10.Ulises DAVILA, 11.Jaushua SOTIRIO, 13.Liberato CACACE, 14.Alex RUFER, 20.Oliver SAIL (gk), 21.Callum MCCOWATT, 23.Walter SCOTT, 27.Steven TAYLOR (c), 31.Ben WAINE, 32.Sam SUTTON, 88. Gary HOOPER

**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 14.Alex RUFER (return from injury), 23.Walter SCOTT (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 16.Louis FENTON (shoulder – season)

Other Hyundai A-League matches

Adelaide United v Western Sydney Wanderers

Friday, 27 December 2019

Coopers Stadium, Adelaide

Kick-Off: 7:00pm (Local) (7:30pm (AEDT))

Adelaide United squad: 1.Daniel MARGUŠ (gk), 2.Michael MARRONE, 4.Ryan STRAIN, 5.Michaël MARIA, 6.Vince LIA, 7.Ryan KITTO, 10.James TROISI, 14.George BLACKWOOD, 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 17.Nikola MILEUSNIĆ, 18.Lachlan BROOK, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN (c), 23.Jordan ELSEY, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 27.Louis D’ARRIGO, 30.Isaac RICHARDS (gk), 34.Yared ABETEW, 35.Al Hassan TOURE, 37.Jai KING

**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 14.George BLACKWOOD (returns from injury), 20.Paul IZZO (returns from injury), 34.Yared ABETEW (promoted), 37.Jai KING (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 8.Riley McGREE (knee), 11.Kristian OPSETH (adductor), 29.Kusini YENGI (knee), 31.Mirko BOLAND (knee), 36.Noah SMITH (foot)

Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 1.Daniel LOPAR (gk), 4.Dylan MCGOWAN, 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 6.Matthew JURMAN, 7.Mitchell DUKE (c), 9.Nicolai MULLER, 13.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 14 Alex MEIER, 17.Keanu BACCUS, 19.Pirmin SCHWEGLER, 21.Tarek ELRICH, 22.Nicholas SULLIVAN, 23.Kosta GROZOS, 27.Kwame YEBOAH, 33.Tate RUSSELL, 34.Patrick ZIEGLER, 35.Mohamed ADAM, 38.Presley ORTIZ, 40.Nicholas SUMAN (gk), 53.Mohamed AL-TAAY

**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 23.Kosta GROZOS, 38.Presley ORTIZ, 53.Mohamed AL-TAAY

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 8.Jordan O’DOHERTY (knee), 10.Radoslaw MAJEWSKI (knee), 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (shoulder)

Newcastle Jets v Brisbane Roar

Saturday, 28 December 2019

McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

Kick-Off: 7:30pm (Local) (7:30pm (AEDT))

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Glen MOSS (gk), 2.Bobby BURNS, 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 10.Dimi PETRATOS, 11.Nick FITZGERALD, 14.Kaine SHEPPARD, 16.Matt MILLAR, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 19.Kosta PETRATOS, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Matt RIDENTON, 25.Jack SIMMONS, 28.Pat LANGLOIS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY

**1-3 to be omitted**

 Ins: 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (promoted), 14.Kaine SHEPPARD (promoted), 25.Jack SIMMONS (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable:  8.Wes HOOLAHAN (ankle – indefinite), 9.Abdiel ARROYO (hamstring – 3-5 weeks)

Brisbane Roar FC squad: 1.Max CROCOMBE (gk), 2.Scott NEVILLE, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 5.Tom ALDRED (c), 6.Macaulay GILLESPHEY, 7.Jai INGHAM, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 10.Bradden INMAN, 12.Aiden O’NEILL, 13.Stefan MAUK, 14.George MELLS, 20.Aaron AMADI-HOLLOWAY, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 25.Rahmat AKBARI, 26.Jay O’SHEA, 28.Izaack POWELL, 27.Kai TREWIN, 29.Jordan COURTNEY-PERKINS

**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 14.George MELLS (promoted), 27.Kai TREWIN (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: Nil

Sydney FC v Melbourne City

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah

Kick-Off: 6:30pm (Local) (6:30pm (AEDT))

Sydney FC squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 2.Patrick FLOTTMANN, 4.Alex WILKINSON (c), 5.Alex BAUMJOHANN, 6.Ryan McGOWAN, 7. Michael ZULLO, 8.Paulo RETRE, 9.Adam LE FONDRE, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 11.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR, 16.Joel KING, 17.Anthony CACERES, 18.Luke IVANOVIC, 20.Tom HEWARD-BELLE (gk), 21.Harry VAN DER SAAG, 23.Rhyan GRANT, 24.Marco TILIO, 25. Ryan TEAGUE, 26.Luke BRATTAN.

**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 7. Michael ZULLO (return from injury), 24.Marco TILIO (promoted), 25. Ryan TEAGUE (promoted).

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 3.Ben WARLAND (ACL), 13. Brandon O’NEILL (knee), 19. Chris ZUVELA (knee)

Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Tom GLOVER (gk), 2.Scott GALLOWAY, 3.Scott JAMIESON (c), 4.Harrison DELBRIDGE, 6.Josh BRILLANTE, 7.Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 8.Javier CABRERA, 9.Jamie MACLAREN, 10.Florin BERENGUER 11.Craig NOONE, 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON, 19.Lachlan WALES, 20.Adrian LUNA, 21.Ramy NAJJARINE, 22.Curtis GOOD, 23.Dean BOUZANIS (gk), 30.Moudi NAJJAR, 34.Connor METCALFE, 40.Richard WINDBICHLER, 49.Stefan COLAKOVSKI

**2-4 to be omiteed**

Ins: 30.Moudi Najjar (promoted), 49.Stefan COLAKOVSKI (promoted)

Outs: nil

Unavailable: 17.Denis GENREAU (shoulder)

Central Coast Mariners v Perth Glory

TBA Monday, 29 December 2019