Hyundai A-League Ins and Outs: Round 23

The Hyundai A-League returns with four key clashes as Round 23 marks the first of the final five fixtures for all but two clubs.

Adelaide United get the action underway with top six security on the agenda in a visit from Melbourne City on Friday night.

Brisbane Roar can do Newcastle Jets a favour by upsetting leaders Sydney FC, while Central Coast Mariners will hope to stunt Melbourne Victory's upturn in form.

Here's all the important squad news ahead of this weekend's matches.  

Friday, 16 March 2018

Adelaide United v Melbourne City FC

Coopers Stadium, Adelaide

Kick-Off: 7:20 PM (Local) (7:50 PM AEDT)

Referee: Chris Beath

Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Cream

Assistant Referee 2: Paul Cetrangolo

Fourth Official: Jarred Gillett

Video Assistant Referee: Craig Zetter

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 501 from 7.00pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport Pop-Up (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: myfootballnation.com (5AA & SRN). ABC News on Radio, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Listen App – A-League Live.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #ADLvMCY

To purchase tickets visit www.aleague.com.au/tickets

Adelaide United squad: 1.Daniel MARGUSH (Gk), 2.Michael MARRONE, 5.Taylor REGAN, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.ISAÍAS (C), 11.Johan ABSALONSEN, 14.George BLACKWOOD, 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 17.Nikola MILEUSNIC, 19.Ben GARUCCIO, 20.Paul IZZO (Gk), 21.Tarek ELRICH, 22.Ersan GÜLÜM, 23.Jordan ELSEY, 24.Jordan O’DOHERTY, 29.Ryan STRAIN, 37.Daniel ADLUNG, 77.Džengis ČAVUŠEVIĆ

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 5.Taylor REGAN (returns from suspension), 77.Džengis ČAVUŠEVIĆ (returns from suspension)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 9.Baba DIAWARA (quad)

Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Dean BOUZANIS (Gk), 2.Manny MUSCAT, 3. Scott JAMIESON, 4. Harrison DELBRIDGE, 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD, 7. Nick FITZGERALD, 8.Oliver BOZANIC, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 11. Bruce KAMAU, 13. Stefan MAUK, 14.Daniel ARZANI, 15.Denis GENREAU, 18. Eugene GALEKOVIC (Gk), 22. Michael JAKOBSEN, 23.Bruno FORNAROLI, 26. Luke BRATTAN, 27. Marcin BUDZINSKI, 37.Nathaniel ATKINSON

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD (returns from suspension), 15.Denis GENREAU (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 6.Osama MALIK (quad), 19.Christian CAVALLO (quad)

City defender Bart Schenkeveld
Bart Schenkeveld is back to boost Melbourne City's defensive stocks.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Wellington Phoenix v Newcastle Jets

QBE Stadium North Harbour

Kick-Off: 7:35 PM (Local) (5:35 PM AEDT)

Referee: Shaun Evans

Assistant Referee 1: Glen Lochrie

Assistant Referee 2: Wilson Brown

Fourth Official: Lachlan Keevers

Video Assistant Referee: Nick Waldron

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 501 from 5.00pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 4 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: ABC News on Radio, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Listen App – A-League Live.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #WELvNEW

To purchase tickets visit www.aleague.com.au/tickets

Wellington Phoenix squad: 1.Lewis ITALIANO (Gk), 3.Scott GALLOWAY, 4.Goran PARACKI, 6.Dylan FOX, 7.Nathan BURNS, 8.Matija LJUJIC, 9. Andrija KALUDJEROVIC, 10.Michael MCGLINCHEY, 12. Adam PARKHOUSE, 14.Alex RUFER, 18. Sarpreet SINGH, 19. Tom DOYLE, 21. Roy KRISHNA, 22.Andrew DURANTE (C), 23.Matthew RIDENTON, 24.Logan ROGERSON, 26. Liberato CACACE, 40.Tando VELAPHI (Gk)

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 9. Andrija KALUDJEROVIC (promoted), 10.Michael MCGLINCHEY

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 2. Daniel MULLEN (knee – end of season), 5. Ryan LOWRY (quad – end of season)

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Jack DUNCAN (Gk), 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Dimitri PETRATOS, 8.Ronald VARGAS, 10.Wayne BROWN, 11.Patricio RODRIGUEZ, 12.Mario SHABOW, 16.Nick COWBURN, 17.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 20.Glen MOSS (Gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 24.Joseph CHAMPNESS, 27.Riley MCGREE, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY (C)

**one to be omitted**

Ins: 8.Ronald VARGAS (return from injury), 11.Patricio RODRIGUEZ (return from injury), 12.Mario SHABOW (promoted), 32.Angus THURGATE (promoted)

Outs: 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (knee – 8 weeks), 13.Ivan VUJICA (omitted), 15.Andrew NABBOUT (released)

Unavailable: 9.Roy O’DONOVAN (suspension)

Patricio Rodriguez
Is Pato Rodriguez set to unite with Ronny Vargas?

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar FC

Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Sydney

Kick-Off: 7:50 PM (Local) (7:50 PM AEDT)

Referee: Kurt Ams

Assistant Referee 1: Lance Greenshields

Assistant Referee 2: Greg Taylor

Fourth Official: Adrian Arndt

Video Assistant Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 501 from 7.45pm (AEDT), ONE from 7:45pm and Sky Sport 4 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: myfootballnation.com (SWR 999). ABC News on Radio, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Listen App – A-League Live.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #SYDvBRI

To purchase tickets visit www.aleague.com.au/tickets

Sydney FC squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (Gk), 2.Aaron CALVER, 3.Ben WARLAND, 4.Alex WILKINSON, 5.Jordy BUIJS, 6.Josh BRILLANTE, 8.Paulo RETRE, 9.BOBÔ, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 11.Adrian MIERZEJEWSKI, 12.Fabio FERREIRA, 13.Brandon O’NEILL, 14.Alex BROSQUE (C), 16.Anthony KALIK, 17.David CARNEY, 18.Matt SIMON, 19. Chris ZUVELA, 20.Alex CISAK (Gk)

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 3.Ben WARLAND (promoted), 16.Anthony KALIK (promoted), 19.Chris ZUVELA (promoted)

Outs: 26.Luke WILKSHIRE (illness – 1 week)

Unavailable: 23.Rhyan GRANT (knee – indefinite), 7. Michael ZULLO (hamstring – 1 week)

Brisbane Roar FC squad: 2.Dane INGHAM, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 5.Corey BROWN, 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 9.Massimo MACCARONE, 10.Brett HOLMAN, 11.Corey GAMEIRO, 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH, 17.Matt MCKAY (C), 18.Joe CALETTI, 19.Jack HINGERT, 21.Jamie YOUNG (Gk), 22.Eric BAUTHEAC, 24.Connor O’TOOLE, 31.Brendan WHITE (Gk), 33.Henrique SILVA, 77.Ivan FRANJIC

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 2.Dane INGHAM (promoted), 5.Corey BROWN (promoted), 8.Jacob PEPPER (promoted), 18.Joe CALETTI (returns from injury), 24.Connor O’TOOLE (promoted)

Outs: 6.Avram PAPADOPOULOS (fractured ankle – TBC), 13.Jade NORTH (calf – 2-4 weeks), 20. Shannon BRADY (not selected)

Unavailable: 1.Michael THEO (Gk) (finger – TBC), 3.Luke DEVERE (knee – 3-4 weeks), 26.Nick D’AGOSTINO (ankle – 1 week)

Corey Brown
Corey Brown is in contention to face Sydney FC.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Melbourne Victory v Central Coast Mariners

AAMI Park, Melbourne

Kick-Off: 5:00 PM (Local) (5:00 PM AEDT)

Referee: Jarred Gillett

Assistant Referee 1: George Lakrindis

Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Ilievski

Fourth Official: Kate Jacewicz

Video Assistant Referee: Chris Beath

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 501 from 4.30pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 4 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: ABC News on Radio, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Listen App – A-League Live.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #MVCvCCM

To purchase tickets visit www.aleague.com.au/tickets

Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matt ACTON (Gk), 4.Rhys WILLIAMS, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Kenny ATHIU, 8.Besart BERISHA, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.James TROISI, 14. Thomas DENG, 16.Josh HOPE, 17.James DONACHIE, 18.Matias SANCHEZ, 19. Pierce WARING, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (Gk), 21.Carl VALERI (C), 23.Jai INGHAM, 24.Terry ANTONIS, 31.Christian THEOHAROUS, 41.Leroy GEORGE

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 7.Kenny ATHIU (promoted), 16.Josh HOPE (promoted)

Outs: 2.Jason Geria (transferred)

Unavailable: 11.Mitch AUSTIN (knee)

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Ben KENNEDY (Gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Josh ROSE, 4.Jake McGING, 5.Antony GOLEC, 7.Andrew HOOLE, 8.Blake POWELL, 10.Danny De SILVA, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR, 15.Alan BARO (c) 16.Liam ROSE, 18.Tom GLOVER (Gk), 19.Jacob POSCOLIERO, 22.Jacob MELLING, 23.Wout BRAMA, 24.Lachlan WALES, 27.Peter SKAPETIS

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 3.Josh ROSE (promoted), 24.Lachlan WALES (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 6.Tom HIARIEJ (groin injury – indefinite)

Josh Rose
Josh Rose is an experienced option for Paul Okon.