Hyundai A-League 2010/11 Week 23 Preview

All the latest squad news before week 23 kicks off

This is the Official Preview for the Week 23 midweek fixtures of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season. Please note squads are subject to change.

Accredited media wishing to attend any Hyundai A-League match should contact the respective home Club media contact prior to match day, to reserve their seat in the media seating area. Media are encouraged to contact the respective Club media manager for further Club specific information or clarification. For fixtures, card reports or for further information visit www.a-league.com.au

Melbourne Heart vs. Gold Coast United Wednesday, 19 January 2010 AAMI Park, Melbourne Local kick-off: 8:00pm Referee: Strebre Delovski Assistant referee: Shaun Evans Ashley Beecham Fourth official: James Nicolopoulos

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD and Sky Sports 2 (NZ). Hyundai A-League partner is 774 ABC (Melbourne) and SEN. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au.

Melbourne Heart: 1.Clint BOLTON, 2.Michael MARRONE, 3.Brendan HAMILL, 4.Simon COLOSIMO, 5.Michael BEAUCHAMP, 6.Matt THOMPSON, 7.Rutger WORM, 8.Kristian SARKIES, 9.Gerald SIBON, 10.Wayne SRHOJ, 11.Alex TERRA, 12.Peter ZOIS, 15.John ALOISI, 16.Aziz BEHICH, 17.Jason HOFFMAN, 20.Josip SKOKO, 21.Kliment TASESKI, 22.Nick KALMAR, 23.Dean HEFFERNAN, 25.Adrian ZAHRA *five to be omitted*

In: Brendan HAMILL (promoted), Simon COLOSIMO (returns from injury), Kristian SARKIES (promoted), Jason HOFFMAN (promoted), Kliment TASESKI (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Nil

Gold Coast United: 1.Glen MOSS [gk], 2.Steve PANTELIDIS, 3.Michael THWAITE (c), 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Zenon CARAVELLA, 8.ANDERSON, 9.Shane SMELTZ, 11.Bruce DJITE, 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK, 16.Kristian REES, 19.Andrew BARISIC, 21.Golgol MEBRAHTU, 22.Adama TRAORE, 24.John CURTIS, 25.Chris BROADFOOT, 27.Chris HAROLD, 29.Zac ANDERSON, 30,Jerrad TYSON [gk], 33.Peter PERCHTOLD *four to be omitted*

In: Andrew BARISIC (promoted), Golgol MEBRAHTU (promoted), Zac ANDERSON (promoted), Jerrad TYSON [gk] (promoted), Peter PERCHTOLD (new signing). Out: 20.Scott HIGGINS [gk] (not selected).

Unavailable: 10.Jason CULINA (international duty), 5.ROBSON (hamstring injury - 7 weeks), Daniel PIORKOWSKI (ankle injury - indefinite), Matt OSMAN (knee injury - indefinite) Head-to-Head: All matches (played 2): Melbourne Heart wins 0, Gold Coast United wins 1 (1 draw)

• The Melbourne Heart are aiming to win their fourth straight match (for the first time), emulating the feat of four straight wins achieved by Gold Coast United in their first season 2009/10. • Meanwhile Gold Coast United are aiming to avoid recording their fifth winless match away from home.

Perth Glory vs. Central Coast Mariners Wednesday, 19 January 2010 nib Stadium, Perth Local kick-off: 7:00pm (10.00pm AEDT) Referee: Ryan Shepheard Assistant referee: Joe Fusari Matthew Cheeseman Fourth official: Josh Manella

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD and Sky Sports 2 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partners are 6PR 882AM (Perth) and 96.3 Coast FM (Gosford). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com.au.

Perth Glory: 1.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 2.Josh MITCHELL, 4.Andy TODD, 5.Jamie HARNWELL, 9.Robbie FOWLER, 12.Scott NEVILLE, 13.Tommy AMPHLETT, 14.Steven McGARRY, 15.Howard FONDYKE, 16. Adriano PELLEGRINO, 17. Todd HOWARTH, 18.Brent GRIFFITHS, 20.Alex PEARSON (gk), 21.Mile STERJOVSKI, 22.Anthony SKORICH, 24.Josh RISDON, 26. Adam TAGGERT *two to be omitted*

In: Josh RISDON (promoted), Brent GRIFFITHS (promoted) Out: Branco JELIC (ankle - 1 week), Jamie COYNE (omitted) Unavailable: Chris COYNE (achilles - season), Victor SIKORA (hip - season), Naum SEKULOVSKI (knee - 1 week), Jacob BURNS (suspended - 1 match)

Central Coast Mariners: 2. Daniel McBREEN, 3. Joshua ROSE, 4. Pedj BOJIC, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 8. Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 10. Patricio PEREZ, 11.Oliver BOZANIC, 12. Matthew LEWIS, 13. Michael BAIRD, 14. Michael MCGLINCHEY, 16. Trent SAINSBURY, 17. Chris DOIG, 18. Alex WILKINSON (c), 19. Matt SIMON, 20. Mathew RYAN (gk), 21. Sam GALLAGHER, 22. Mustafa AMINI, 23. Adam KWASNIK, 30. Paul HENDERSON00 *four to be omitted*

In: Daniel McBREEN, Matthew LEWIS, Chris DOIG, Sam GALLAGHER, Mustafa AMINI (all promoted) Out: Patrick ZWAANSWIJK (rested) Unavailable: Brad PORTER (knee - 8 weeks), Nik MRDJA (knee - 8 weeks), Jess VANSTRATTAN (knee - season)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 17): Perth Glory wins 2, Central Coast Mariners wins 10 (5 draws)

• Having kept 11 clean sheets so far this season, Central Coast Mariners goalkeeper MATTHEW RYAN is aiming to create a new Hyundai A-League record for most clean sheets in a season (12). The current record of 11 is jointly held by Ryan and Clint Bolton, who kept 11 clean sheets in the 2009/10 season with Sydney FC.

This is the Official Preview for Week 23 of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season. Please note squads are subject to change.

Accredited media wishing to attend any Hyundai A-League match should contact the respective home Club media contact prior to match day, to reserve their seat in the media seating area. Media are encouraged to contact the respective Club media manager for further Club specific information or clarification. For fixtures, card reports or for further information visit www.a-league.com.au

Gold Coast United vs. North QLD Fury Friday, 14 January 2010 Skilled Park, Robina Local kick-off: 7:30pm Referee: Matthew Gillett Assistant referees: Denis Silk and David Walsh Fourth official: Alan Milliner

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD & Sky Sports 2 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is Zinc 100.7 FM (Townsville). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au

Gold Coast United: 1.Glen MOSS [gk], 2.Steve PANTELIDIS, 3.Michael THWAITE (c), 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Zenon CARAVELLA, 8.ANDERSON, 9.Shane SMELTZ, 11.Bruce DJITE, 13.Bas VAN DEN BRINK, 16.Kristian REES, 20.Scott HIGGINS [gk], 21.Golgol MEBRAHTU, 22.Adama TRAORE, 24.John CURTIS, 25.Chris BROADFOOT, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 27.Chris HAROLD. *two to be omitted*

In: Steve PANTELIDIS (return from suspension), ANDERSON (promoted), Shane SMELTZ (new signing), Golgol MEBRAHTU (promoted), Ben HALLORAN (promoted). Out: ROBSON (hamstring injury - 8 weeks), Tahj MINNIECON (not selected), Steve FITZSIMMONS (suspended - 2 games). Unavailable: 14.Joel PORTER (calf injury - 1 game), 10.Jason CULINA (international duty), Daniel PIORKOWSKI (ankle injury - indefinite), Matt OSMAN (knee injury - indefinite).

North Queensland Fury: 1. Justin PASFIELD (gk), 2. Jack HINGERT, 3. Brad McDONALD, 4. Eric AKOTO, 5. Mark HUGHES, 7. Gareth EDDS (c), 8. Adam CASEY, 12. Panagiotis NIKAS, 13. Andre KILIAN, 14. Chris GROSSMAN, 15. Chris PAYNE, 16. Simon STOREY, 18. Brett STUDMAN, 19. Isaka CERNAK, 21. Jason SPAGNUOLO, 22. Lorenzo SIPI, 24. Ramazan TAVSANCIOGLU, 28. Sebastian USAI (gk) *three to be omitted*

In: Simon STOREY (returns from injury), 19. Isaka CERNAK (returns from injury), 22. Lorenzo SIPI (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Ufuk TALAY (hamstring - 1 weeks), David WILLIAMS (knee - 1 week), Osama MALIK (hamstring - 1-2 weeks), Matthew HAM (knee - out for the season)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 5): Gold Coast United wins 2, North Queensland Fury wins 3 (0 draws)

Sydney FC vs. Melbourne Victory Saturday, 15 January 2010 Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Local kick-off: 7:30pm Referee: Matthew Breeze Assistant referees: Daniel Dewhurst Scott Edeling Fourth official: Kris Griffith-Jones

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD and Sky Sports 2 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club partner is SBS 6 (Digital), 774 ABC (Melbourne) and SEN. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au.

Sydney FC: 1. Liam REDDY (gk), 2. Sebastian RYALL, 3. Stephan KELLER, 6. Hirofumi MORIYASU, 7. Brendan GAN, 8. Stuart MUSIALIK, 9. Bruno CAZARINE, 10. Nick CARLE, 11. Kofi DANNING, 12. Shannon COLE, 15. Terry MCFLYNN (c), 17. Matt JURMAN, 18. Juho MAKELA, 20. Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 21. Scott JAMIESON, 22. Sung-Hwan BYUN, 23, Rhyan GRANT, 24. Dimitri PETRATOS *three to be omitted*

In: Brendan GAN, Kofi DANNING, Rhyan GRANT (all promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Hayden FOXE (groin - 2 weeks), Mark BRIDGE (stomach - 1 week), Alex BROSQUE (groin - 1 week), Terry ANTONIS (knee - 3 weeks)

Melbourne Victory: 1. Michael PETKOVIC (gk), 3. Mate DUGANDZIC, 4. Petar FRANJIC, 6. Leigh BROXHAM, 7. Matthew KEMP, 8. Grant BREBNER, 9. RICARDINHO, 11. Marvin ANGULO, 12. Rodrigo VARGAS, 13. Diogo FERREIRA, 14. Billy CELESKI, 15. Tom PONDELJAK, 16. Carlos HERNANDEZ, 17. Matthew FOSCHINI, 18. Danny ALLSOPP, 19. Evan BERGER, 20. Sebastian MATTEI (gk), 22. Geoff KELLAWAY, 23. Adrian LEIJER (c) *four to be omitted*

In: Petar FRANJIC (promoted), Matthew FOSCHINI (promoted), Geoff KELLAWAY (promoted). Out: Kevin MUSCAT (suspended - 1 match) Unavailable: Archie THOMPSON (hamstring - 2 weeks), Surat SUKHA (calf - 2 weeks) Robbie KRUSE (international duty - 3 weeks)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 20): Sydney FC wins 4, Melbourne Victory wins 7 (9 draws)

Perth Glory vs. Melbourne Heart Saturday, 15 January 2010 nib Stadium, Perth Local kick-off: 6:45pm Referee: Gerard Parsons Assistant referees: Michael Nugus Joe Fusari Fourth official: Matthew Cheeseman

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD and Sky Sports 2 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partners are 6PR 882AM (Perth), 774 ABC (Melbourne) and SEN. To purchase tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com.au.

Perth Glory: 1.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 2.Josh MITCHELL, 3.Jamie COYNE, 5.Jamie HARNWELL, 9.Robbie FOWLER, 12.Scott NEVILLE, 13.Tommy AMPHLETT, 14.Steven McGARRY, 15.Howard FONDYKE, 16. Adriano PELLEGRINO, 17. Todd HOWARTH, 20.Alex PEARSON (gk), 21.Mile STERJOVSKI, 22.Anthony SKORICH, 24.Josh RISDON *one to be omitted*

In: Josh RISDON (promoted), 11. Branco JELIC Out: Jacob BURNS (suspended - 2 matches) Unavailable: Chris COYNE (achilles - season), Victor SIKORA (hip - season), Naum SEKULOVSKI (knee - 1 week)

Melbourne Heart: 1.Clint BOLTON, 2.Michael MARRONE, 5.Simon COLOSIMO, 6.Matt THOMPSON, 7.Rutger WORM, 9.Gerald SIBON, 10.Wayne SRHOJ, 11.Alex TERRA, 12.Peter ZOIS, 15.John ALOISI, 16.Aziz BEHICH, 20.Josip SKOKO, 22.Nick KALMAR, 23.Dean HEFFERNAN, 25.Adrian ZAHRA

In: Dean HEFFERNAN (promoted) Out: Simon COLOSIMO (Calf 1 week) Unavailable: Eli BABALJ (Thigh 4-6 weeks), Simon COLOSIMO (Calf 1 week)

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 2): Perth Glory wins 0, Melbourne Heart wins 0 (2 draws)

Newcastle Jets vs. Central Coast Mariners Sunday, 16 January 2010 EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle Local kick-off: 5:00pm Referee: Chris Beath Assistant referees: Ryan Gallagher Rod Allen Fourth official: Kurt Ams

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 2, FS2 HD & Sky Sport 3 (NZ). Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is 1233 ABC Newcastle and 96.3 Coast FM (Gosford). To purchase tickets visit www.proticket.com.au

Newcastle Jets: 1. Ben KENNEDY (gk), 2. Taylor REGAN, 4. Nikolai TOPOR STANLEY, 7. Kasey WEHRMAN (c), 9. Zhang SHUO, 10. Ruben ZADKOVICH, 11. Tarek ELRICH, 12. Jobe WHEELHOUSE, 13. Sasho PETROVSKI, 14. Labinot HALITI, 17. Marcello FIORENTINI, 18. Marko JESIC, 23. Ryan GRIFFITHS, 25. Samuel GALLAWAY, 26. James VIRGILI, 40.Matthew NASH *one to be omitted*

In: Zhang SHUO (promoted) Out: Jack DUNCAN (not selected) Unavailable: Neil YOUNG (illness - indefinite), Michael BRIDGES (knee - 6 weeks), Jeremy BROCKIE (broken foot - 4 weeks), Sean ROONEY (knee - season), Ben KANTAROVSKI (knee - season), Kaz PATAFTA (groin - one week), Brodie MOOY (compartment syndrome - six weeks), Adam D-APUZZO (Ligament damage - indefinite), Ali ABBAS (stomach strain - one week)

Central Coast Mariners: 20. Mathew RYAN (gk), 2. Daniel McBREEN, 3. Joshua ROSE, 4. Pedj BOJIC, 6. Patrick ZWAANSWIJK, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 8. Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 10. Patricio PEREZ, 11. Oliver BOZANIC, 13. Michael BAIRD, 14. Michael McGLINCHEY, 17. Chris DOIG, 18. Alex WILKINSON (c), 19. Matt SIMON, 22. Mustafa AMINI, 23. Adam KWASNIK, 30. Paul HENDERSON (gk). *two to be omitted*

In: Chris DOIG (promoted), Michael BAIRD (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Brad PORTER (knee - 8 weeks), Nik MRDJA (knee - 8 weeks), Jess VANSTRATTAN (knee - season).

Head-to-Head: All matches (played 21): Newcastle Jets wins 7, Central Coast Mariners wins 6 (8 draws)

Brisbane Roar v Wellington Phoenix - Postponed