Hyundai A-League Ins and Outs: Round 26

The Hyundai A-League's top two might be locked in but there's still plenty of intrigue around which teams will secure spots in the top four and top six respectively. 

City, Victory and Adelaide are all vying for a top-four finish while Brisbane Roar, Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory are battling for the last remaining finals position. 

With so much on the line across all five matches, it promises to be another cracking round of action in the A-League.  

Here's all the important team news ahead of the weekend's fixtures. 

Friday, 6 April 2018

Newcastle Jets v Perth Glory

McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

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

Referee: Chris Beath

Assistant Referee 1: Lance Greenshields

Assistant Referee 2: James Cleal

Fourth Official: Ben Abraham

Video Assistant Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 501 from 7.00pm (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 #NEWvPER

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

NEWCASTLE JETS

Ins: 3.Jason HOFFMAN (return from suspension), 10.Wayne BROWN (return from injury), 32.Angus THURGATE (promoted)

Outs: 17.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI (suspension)

Unavailable: 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (knee – 5 weeks)

PERTH GLORY

Ins: 20.Jake BRIMMER, 26.Jacob ITALIANO (both promoted)

Outs: 15.Brandon WILSON (illness)

Unavailable: 15.Brandon WILSON (illness)

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Jack DUNCAN (Gk), 3.Jason HOFFMAN, 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Dimi PETRATOS, 8.Ronald VARGAS, 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 10.Wayne BROWN, 11.Patricio RODRIGUEZ, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 16.Nick COWBURN, 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**

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, 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

**one to be omitted**

Jason Hoffman is put under pressure by Adelaide's Johan Absalonsen.
Jason Hoffman returns for the Jets.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Brisbane Roar FC

ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park

Kick-Off: 5:35 PM (Local) (5:35 PM AEST)

Referee: Kurt Ams

Assistant Referee 1: Owen Goldrick

Assistant Referee 2: Greg Taylor

Fourth Official: Adrian Arndt

Video Assistant Referee: Nick Waldron

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

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 #WSWvBRI

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

WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS

Ins: 8.Roly BONEVACIA (promoted), 19.Mark BRIDGE (promoted), 35.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS (promoted)

Outs: 33.Michael THWAITE (suspended)

Unavailable: Nil

BRISBANE ROAR

Ins: 2.Dane INGHAM (promoted), 5.Corey BROWN (promoted), 10.Brett HOLMAN (promoted)

Outs: 20.Shannon BRADY (not selected)

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

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, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 16.Jaushua SOTIRIO, 18.Chris IKONOMIDIS, 19.Mark BRIDGE, 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (Gk), 24.Raul LLORENTE, 35.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 40.Nicholas SUMAN (Gk), 42.Keanu BACCUS

**two to be omitted**

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, 16.Mitchell OXBORROW, 17.Matt MCKAY (c), 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**

roly
Roly Bonevacia is back for Wanderers.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Melbourne City FC v Central Coast Mariners

AAMI Park, Melbourne

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

Referee: Alex King

Assistant Referee 1: George Lakrindis

Assistant Referee 2: Luke Brennan

Fourth Official: Jonathan Barreiro

Video Assistant Referee: Jarred Gillett

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

Radio Broadcast: myfootballnation.com (SRN, Coast FM Gosford 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 #MCYvCCM

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

MELBOURNE CITY

Ins: 6. Osama MALIK (returns from injury), 11.Bruce KAMAU (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: Nil

CENTRAL COAST MARINERS

Ins: 17.Josh BINGHAM (promoted), 25.Peter KEKERIS (promoted), 27.Peter SKAPETIS (promoted)

Outs: 29.Jordan SMYLIE (omitted)

Unavailable: 5.Antony GOLEC (indefinite), 6.Tom HIARIEJ (indefinite), 10.Danny De SILVA (hamstring)

Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Dean BOUZANIS (Gk), 2.Manny MUSCAT, 3. Scott JAMIESON, 4. Harrison DELBRIDGE, 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD, 6.Osama MALIK, 7. Nick FITZGERALD, 8.Oliver BOZANIC, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 11.Bruce Kamau, 13. Stefan MAUK, 14.Daniel ARZANI, 18. Eugene GALEKOVIC (Gk), 22. Michael JAKOBSEN, 23.Bruno FORNAROLI, 26. Luke BRATTAN, 27. Marcin BUDZINSKI, 37.Nathaniel ATKINSON

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, 15.Alan BARO (c), 16.Liam ROSE, 17.Josh BINGHAM, 18.Tom GLOVER (Gk), 21.Kye ROWLES, 22.Jacob MELLING, 23.Wout BRAMA (c) 24.Lachlan WALES, 25.Peter KEKERIS, 27.Peter SKAPETIS

**two to be omitted**

Osama Malik
Osama returns from injury for City.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Melbourne Victory v Wellington Phoenix

AAMI Park, Melbourne

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

Referee: Jarred Gillett

Assistant Referee 1: Anton Shchetinin

Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Ilievski

Fourth Official: Jonathan Barreiro

Video Assistant Referee: Chris Beath

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 501 from 4:30pm (AEST) and Sky Sport 1 (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 #MVCvWEL

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

MELBOURNE VICTORY 

Ins: 7.Kenny ATHIU (promoted), 15. Cameron McGILP (promoted), 16.Josh HOPE (promoted), 19.Pierce WARING (promoted)

Outs: 4.Rhys WILLIAMS (suspended – 1 week), 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES (suspended – 1 week)

Unavailable: 11.Mitch AUSTIN (knee)

WELLINGTON PHOENIX

Ins: 13.Marco ROSSI (promoted), 14.Alex RUFER (promoted)

Outs: Nil

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

Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matt ACTON (Gk), 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Kenny ATHIU, 8.Besart BERISHA, 10.James TROISI, 14.Thomas DENG, 15.Cameron McGILP, 16.Josh HOPE, 17.James DONACHIE, 18.Matias SANCHEZ, 19.Pierce WARING, 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**

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.OliverSAIL (Gk), 21.Roy KRISHNA, 22.Andrew DURANTE (c), 23.Matt RIDENTON, 24.Logan ROGERSON, 26.Liberato CACACE

**two to be omitted**

Marco Rossi
Marco Rossi is back to boost Phoenix.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Sydney FC v Adelaide United

Allianz Stadium, Sydney

Kick-Off: 7:00 PM (Local) (7:00 PM AEST)

Referee: Shaun Evans

Assistant Referee 1: David Walsh

Assistant Referee 2: Andrej Giev

Fourth Official: Kris Griffiths-Jones

Video Assistant Referee: Strebre Delovski

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 501 from 7.00pm (AEST) and Sky Sport 1 (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 #SYDvADL

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

SYDNEY FC

Ins: 6.Josh BRILLANTE (return from international duty), 7.Michael Zullo (promoted).

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 23.Rhyan GRANT (knee – 1/2 weeks).

ADELAIDE UNITED

Ins: 29.Ryan STRAIN (promoted), 17.Nikola MILEUSNIC (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 77.Džengis ČAVUŠEVIĆ (knee)

Sydney FC squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (Gk), 3.Ben WARLAND, 4.Alex WILKINSON, 5.Jordy BUIJS, 6.Josh BRILLANTE, 7.Michael ZULLO, 8.Paulo RETRE, 9.BOBÔ, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 11.Adrian MIERZEJEWSKI, 12.Fabio FERREIRA, 13.Brandon O’NEILL, 14.Alex BROSQUE (c), 17.David CARNEY, 18.Matt SIMON, 19.Chris ZUVELA, 20.Alex CISAK (Gk), 26.Luke WILKSHIRE

**two to be omitted**

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**

Ryan Strain (Reds)
Ryan Strain is back for Adelaide.