Hyundai A-League Ins and Outs: Round 25

The race for the Hyundai A-League top six heats up this weekend with all five matches set to have an impact on teams vying for spots in the Finals Series. 

The battle for sixth looms as the most intriguing with Western Sydney, Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory separated by a single point with just three rounds remaining. 

Glory face a huge task in Thursday night's opening fixture against Sydney FC, while Western Sydney tackle Victory in a Saturday night blockbuster. 

Roar will fancy their chances of claiming maximum points this weekend with a road trip away to the struggling Central Coast Mariners. 

Here's all the important team news ahead of Round 25. 

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Perth Glory v Sydney FC

nib Stadium, Perth

Kick-Off: 6:30 PM (Local) (9:30 PM AEDT)

Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones

Assistant Referee 1: Josh Mannella

Assistant Referee 2: Arvin Shanmuganathan

Fourth Official: Adam Fielding

Video Assistant Referee: Eddie Lennie

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 501 from 9.00pm (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 #PERvSYD

PERTH GLORY 

Ins: 15.Brandon WILSON (promoted), 26.Jacob ITALIANO (promoted)

Outs: None

Unavailable: None

SYDNEY FC

Ins: 2. Aaron Calver (promoted), 16.Anthony KALIK (promoted).

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 6.Josh BRILLANTE (international duty – 1 week), 23.Rhyan GRANT (knee – 2 weeks)

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

Perth Glory squad: 2.Alex GRANT, 4.Shane LOWRY, 7.Joel CHIANESE, 8.Xavi TORRES, 9.Andy KEOGH (c), 13.Nick FEELY (gk), 14.Chris HAROLD, 15.Brandon WILSON, 16.Joseph MILLS, 17.Diego CASTRO, 18.Andreu GUERAO, 20.Jake BRIMMER, 22.Adam TAGGART, 23.Scott NEVILLE, 26.Jacob ITALIANO, 33.Liam REDDY (gk), 66.Dino DJULBIC, 88.Neil KILKENNY

**two to be omitted**

Sydney FC squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 2.Aaron CALVER, 3.Ben WARLAND, 4.Alex WILKINSON, 5.Jordy BUIJS, 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), 26.Luke WILKSHIRE.

**two to be omitted**

Alex  Grant

Friday, 30 March 2018

Adelaide United v Wellington Phoenix

Coopers Stadium, Adelaide

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

Referee: Peter Green

Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Cream

Assistant Referee 2: Paul Cetrangolo

Fourth Official: Daniel Elder

Video Assistant Referee: Craig Zetter

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 501 from 7.00pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 3 (New Zealand)

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

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

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

ADELAIDE UNITED

Ins: 9. Baba DIAWARA (promoted), 29. Ryan STRAIN (promoted), 22. Ersan GÜLÜM (promoted)

Outs: 77.Džengis ČAVUŠEVIĆ (knee)

Unavailable: nil

WELLINGTON PHOENIX

Ins: 10.Michael MCGLINCHEY (return from international duty) 13.Marco ROSSI (return from injury) 14.Alex RUFER (return from international duty), 18.Sarpreet SINGH (return from international duty), 19.Tom DOYLE (return from international duty), 21.Roy KRISHNA (return international duty)

Outs: 12.Adam PARKHOUSE (omitted), 15.James MCGARRY (omitted), 17.Monty PATTERSON (injury)

Unavailable: 2.Daniel MULLEN (knee – end of season), 5.Ryan LOWRY (quad – end of season) 40. Tando VELAPHI (ankle - end of season)

Adelaide United squad: 1.Daniel MARGUSH (gk), 2.Michael MARRONE, 5.Taylor REGAN, 6.Vince LIA, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.ISAÍAS (C), 9. Baba DIAWARA, 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, 29.Ryan STRAIN, 37.Daniel ADLUNG

**two to be omitted**

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, 13.Marco ROSSI, 14. Alex RUFER, 18. Sarpreet SINGH, 19. Tom DOYLE, 20.Oli SAIL (gk), 21. Roy KRISHNA, 22.Andrew DURANTE(c), 23. Matt RIDENTON, 24.Logan ROGERSON, 26.Liberato CACACE.

**two to be omitted**

Michael McGlinchey
Michael McGlinchey returns for Wellington.

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Brisbane Roar FC v Central Coast Mariners

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Kick-Off: 4:35 PM (Local) (5:35 PM AEDT)

Referee: Jonathan Barreiro

Assistant Referee 1: David Walsh

Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Lindsay

Fourth Official: Alex King

Video Assistant Referee: Strebre Delovski

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 501 from 5.00pm (AEDT)

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 #BRIvCCM

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

BRISBANE ROAR

Ins: 16.Mitchell OXBORROW (promoted), 20.Shannon BRADY (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 1.Michael THEO (finger – TBC), 3.Luke DEVERE (knee – 2 weeks), 6.Avram PAPADOPOULOS (fractured ankle – TBC), 13.Jade NORTH (calf – 2 weeks)

CENTRAL COAST MARINERS

Ins: 14.Adam BERRY (promoted), 19.Jacob POSCOLIERO (promoted), 27.Peter SKAPETIS (promoted) 



Outs: 10.Danny De SILVA (hamstring)

Unavailable: 5.Antony GOLEC (indefinite), 6.Tom HIARIEJ (indefinite)

Brisbane Roar FC squad: Brisbane Roar FC squad: 4.Daniel BOWLES, 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 9.Massimo MACCARONE, 10.Brett HOLMAN, 11.Corey GAMEIRO, 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH, 16.Mitchell OXBORROW, 17.Matt MCKAY (c), 18.Joe CALETTI, 19.Jack HINGERT, 20.Shannon BRADY, 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**

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Ben KENNEDY (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Josh ROSE, 4.Jake McGING, 7.Andrew HOOLE, 8.Blake POWELL, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Trent BUHAGIAR, 14.Adam BERRY, 15.Alan BARO (c), 16.Liam ROSE, 18.Tom GLOVER (gk), 19.Jacob POSCOLIERO, 21.Kye ROWLES, 22.Jacob MELLING, 23.Wout BRAMA (c) 24.Lachlan WALES, 27.Peter SKAPETIS



**two to be omitted**

Central Coast Mariners

 

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers FC

AAMI Park, Melbourne

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

Referee: Shaun Evans

Assistant Referee 1: Luke Brennan

Assistant Referee 2: Wilson Brown

Fourth Official: Lachlan Keevers

Video Assistant Referee: Craig Zetter

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 501 from 7.45pm (AEDT) and ONE from 7:45pm

Radio Broadcast: myfootballnation.com (SRN, SWR99.9 and Sport FM Perth). ABC News on Radio, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Listen App – A-League Live.

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

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

MELBOURNE VICTORY

Ins: 10. James TROISI (returns from international duty), 23.Jai INGHAM (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 11.Mitch AUSTIN (knee)

WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS

Ins: 4.Josh RISDON (returns from international duty), 6.Marcelo CARRUSCA (returns from injury)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: Nil

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, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Carl VALERI (c), 22. Stefan NIGRO, 23.Jai INGHAM, 24.Terry ANTONIS, 31.Christian THEOHAROUS, 41.Leroy GEORGE

**two to be omitted**

Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 3.Jack CLISBY, 4.Josh RISDON, 5.Brendan HAMILL, 6.Marcelo CARRUSCA, 7.Steven LUSTICA, 8.Roly BONEVACIA, 9. Oriol RIERA, 10.Alvaro CEJUDO, 11.Brendon SANTALAB, 16.Jaushua SOTIRIO, 18.Chris IKONOMIDIS, 19.Mark BRIDGE, 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (gk), 21.Marc TOKICH, 24.Raul LLORENTE, 33.Michael THWAITE, 40.Nicholas SUMAN (gk), 42.Keanu BACCUS

**two to be omitted**

Josh Risdon
Josh Risdon returns for Wanderers.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Newcastle Jets v Melbourne City FC

McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

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

Referee: Jarred Gillett

Assistant Referee 1: Ryan Gallagher

Assistant Referee 2: Ashley Beecham

Fourth Official: Stephen Lucas

Video Assistant Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 501 from 4.30pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 3 (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 #NEWvMCY

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

NEWCASTLE JETS

Ins: 7.Dimi PETRATOS (return from national duty) 9.Roy O’DONOVAN (return from suspension), 12.Mario SHABOW (promoted), 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS (promoted)

Outs: 3.Jason HOFFMAN (suspension – 1 week), 10.Wayne BROWN (calf – 2 weeks)

Unavailable: 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (knee – 6 weeks)

MELBOURNE CITY

Ins: 11.Bruce Kamau (promoted), 15.Denis GENREAU (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 6.Osama MALIK (quad)

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Jack DUNCAN (gk), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Dimi PETRATOS, 8.Ronald VARGAS, 9.Roy O'DONOVAN, 11.Patricio RODRIGUEZ, 12.Mario SHABOW, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 16.Nick COWBURN, 17.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 20.Glen MOSS (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 24.Joseph CHAMPNESS, 27.Riley MCGREE, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY (c)

**two to be omitted**

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**

Dimitri Petratos
Dimi Petratos is back for the Jets.