Hyundai Ins and Outs: Round 25

The Sydney Derby headlines a bumper Round 25 of the Hyundai A-League and there is a major boost for Western Sydney Wanderers, with one of their favourite sons set to return for the home side.

Veteran attacker Mark Bridge – who will retire from top-level football at the end of the season – has been named in Markus Babbel's squad to face his former club Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night (kick-off 7.50pm AEST).

It has been a frustrating season with injury for Bridge, but he will be desperate to play in his final derby, as well as needing just two more appearances to reach 250 games in the Hyundai A-League.

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HOW TO WATCH: Every game of Round 25 in the Hyundai A-League
STATS PREVIEW: The secret to Popovic's success as Glory prepares to party

Elsewhere, Melbourne Victory will be boosted by the return of four key players – including 'keeper Lawrence Thomas and import Raul Baena – for their clash against the Mariners, keen to bounce back from their Big Blue defeat to Sydney FC last weekend.

There's a key defensive hardman returning for Melbourne City to take on his former club Adelaide, but Perth Glory will be without one of their Caltex Socceroos stars for the visit of Newcastle Jets.

Read on for all the important team news. 

Friday, 12 April 2019 

Brisbane Roar v Wellington Phoenix

Brisbane Roar FC Squad: 1.Brendan WHITE (gk), 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 11.Eric BAUTHEAC, 14.Alex LOPEZ, 15.Stefan NIGRO, 16.Charles LOKOLI-NGOY, 17.Matt MCKAY (c), 18.Joe CALETTI, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk),  22.Tobias MIKKELSEN, 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 26.Nicholas D’AGOSTINO, 32.Zachary DUNCAN, 34.Aaron REARDON, 36.Daniel LECK, 38.Izaack POWELL, 92.Eli BABALJ **two to be omitted**

Ins: 16.Charles LOKOLI-NGOY (promoted), 22.Tobias MIKKELSEN (promoted), 34.Aaron REARDON (promoted), 38.Izaack POWELL (promoted)
Outs: 12.Ruon TONGYIK (hamstring), 33.HENRIQUE (groin)
Unavailable: 2.Dane INGHAM (foot), 4.Daniel BOWLES (knee), 10.Brett HOLMAN (knee), 13.Stefan MAUK (groin), 19.Jack HINGERT (knee), 24.Connor O’TOOLE (broken leg)

Wellington Phoenix squad: 1.Filip KURTO (gk), 3. Justin GULLEY,  4.Mandi SOSA, 5.Ryan LOWRY, 7.Cillian SHERIDAN, 11.David WILLIAMS, 12.Antony GOLEC, 13.Liberato CACACE, 14.Alex RUFER, 15.Michal KOPZCYNSKI, 17.Callan ELLIOT, 18.Sarpreet SINGH, 20.Oliver SAIL (gk), 21. Roy KRISHNA, 22.Andrew DURANTE (c), 23.Max BURGESS, 27.Steven TAYLOR, 32. Gianni STENSNESS **two to be omitted**

Ins: 3. Justin GULLEY (returns from injury) 17. Callan ELLIOT (promoted)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 16. Louis FENTON (foot injury - season)

Powelll
Young defender Izaack Powell returns to Roar's extended squad

Friday, 12 April 2019
Brisbane Roar FC v 
Wellington Phoenix
Suncorp Stadium, Brisban
Kick-Off:
 7:50PM (Local) (7:50PM (AEST))

Referee: Peter Green
Assistant Referee 1: Ashley Beecham
Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Lindsay
Fourth Official: Adam Kersey
VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7.00pm (AEST), Sky Sport 4 (New Zealand) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers
Radio Broadcast: ABC News on Radio, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Listen App – A-League Live.

MATCH PREVIEW: Brisbane Roar v Wellington Phoenix

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To purchase tickets visit www.a-league.com.au/tickets

WATCH: The last time the Roar and Phoenix met

Saturday, 13 April 2019 

Melbourne City v Adelaide United

Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI, 2.Ritchie DE LAET, 4.Harrison DELBRIDGE, 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD, 7.Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 8.Riley McGREE, 9.Shayon HARRISON, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 18.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 19.Lachlan WALES, 21.Ramy NAJJARINE, 22.Curtis GOOD, 25.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER, 29.Jamie MACLAREN **two to be omitted**

Ins: 10.Dario Vidosic (promoted), 25.Iacopo LA ROCCA (returns from injury)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 3.Scott Jamieson (toe), 30.Moudi NAJJAR (ankle)

Adelaide United squad: 1.Daniel MARGUŠ (gk), 2.Michael MARRONE, 3.Scott GALLOWAY, 6.Vince LIA, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.Isaías SÁNCHEZ (c), 11.Craig GOODWIN, 14.George BLACKWOOD, 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 17.Nikola MILEUSNIĆ, 19.Jordy THOMASSEN, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 27.Louis D’ARRIGO, 31.Mirko BOLAND, 32.Carlo ARMIENTO **two to be omitted**

Ins: 24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE (promoted), 27.Louis D’ARRIGO (promoted), 32.Carlo ARMIENTO (promoted)
Outs: 33.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS (suspended - 2 weeks)
Unavailable: 4.Ryan STRAIN (hamstring), 9.Baba DIAWARA (knee), 10.Ken ILSØ (suspended), 23.Jordan ELSEY (foot)

City defender Iacopo La Rocca
Versatile Italian star Iacopa La Rocca is a big inclusion for City against his former club

Saturday, 13 April 2019
Melbourne City FC
 v Adelaide United
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-Off:
 5:35PM (Local) (5:35PM (AEST))

Referee: Alex King
Assistant Referee 1: George Lakrindis
Assistant Referee 2: Wilson Brown
Fourth Official: Lachlan Keevers
VAR: Peter Green

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 5.00pm (AEST), Sky Sport Pop-Up 2 (New Zealand) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers
Radio Broadcast: myfootballnation.com (SEN+ and SEN SA). ABC News on Radio, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Listen App – A-League Live.

MATCH PREVIEW: Melbourne City v Adelaide United

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To purchase tickets visit www.a-league.com.au/tickets

WATCH: All square between City and Reds earlier this season

Saturday, 13 April 2019 

Western Sydney Wanderers v Sydney FC

Western Sydney Wanderers FC Squad: 3.Giancarlo GALLIFUOCO, 5.Brendan HAMILL (c), 9.Oriol RIERA, 10.Alex BAUMJOHANN, 11.Bruce KAMAU, 12.Mitchell DUKE, 17.Keanu BACCUS, 13.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 19.Mark BRIDGE, 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (gk), 21.Tarek ELRICH, 22.Rashid MAHAZI, 24.Raul LLORENTE, 27.Kwame YEBOAH, 28.Roly BONEVACIA, 33.Tate RUSSELL, 40.Nicholas SUMAN (gk), 49.Abraham MAJOK **two to be omitted

Ins: 19.Mark BRIDGE (promoted), 33.Tate RUSSELL (promoted)
Outs:  Nil
Unavailable: 8.Jordan O’DOHERTY (injury – knee), 34.Patrick ZIEGLER (injury – knee)

Sydney FC squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 2.Aaron CALVER, 4.Alex WILKINSON, 5.Jop van der LINDEN, 6.Josh BRILLANTE, 8.Paulo RETRE, 9.Adam LE FONDRE, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 11.Danny DE SILVA, 13.Brandon O’NEILL, 14.Alex BROSQUE, 16.Reza GHOOCHANNEJHAD, 17.Anthony CACERES, 18. Jacob TRATT, 20.Alex CISAK (gk), 22.Siem DE JONG, 23.Rhyan GRANT, 31.Luke IVANOVIC **two to be omitted**

Ins:  5.Jop van der LINDEN (promoted), 18. Jacob TRATT (promoted), 31. Luke IVANOVIC (promoted)
Outs: 7.Michael ZULLO (hamstring – 1 week)
Unavailable: 3.Ben WARLAND (ACL - indefinite), 12.Trent BUHAGIAR (ACL – indefinite), 19.Chris ZUVELA (ACL – indefinite)

Mark Bridge
The return of the king! Mark Bridge is back in the Wanderers squad as he looks to make his 249th Hyundai A-League appearance

Saturday, 13 April 2019
Western Sydney Wanderers FC v 
Sydney FC
ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park
Kick-Off:
 7:50PM (Local) (7:50PM (AEST))

Referee: Shaun Evans
Assistant Referee 1: Nathan MacDonald
Assistant Referee 2: Kearney Robinson
Fourth Official: Stephen Lucas
VAR: Kris Griffith-Jones


TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7.30pm (AEST), 10 Bold from 7:30pm (AEST), Sky Sport Pop-Up 2 (New Zealand) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers
Radio Broadcast: ABC News on Radio, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Listen App – A-League Live.

SYDNEY DERBY: Get across the key details in our bumper match preview

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To purchase tickets visit www.a-league.com.au/tickets

WATCH: Sky Blues continue their Derby dominance

Sunday, 14 April 2019 

Melbourne Victory v Central Coast Mariners

Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matthew ACTON (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Corey BROWN, 4.Keisuke HONDA, 5.Georg NIEDERMEIER, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Kenny ATHIU, 8.Terry ANTONIS, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.James TROISI, 11.Ola TOIVONEN, 14.Thomas DENG, 15.Raul BAENA, 16.Josh HOPE, 17.James DONACHIE, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Carl VALERI, 24. Elvis KAMSOBA **two to be omitted**

Ins:  2.Storm ROUX, (promoted), 7.Kenny ATHIU (promoted), 15.Raul BAENA (return from injury), 20.Lawrence THOMAS (promoted)
Outs: 25.Anthony LESIOTIS, 30.Matthew SUTTON
Unavailable: nil

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Ben KENNEDY (gk), 2.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 3.Jack CLISBY, 6. Tom HIARIEJ, 7. Andrew HOOLE, 8.Michael McGLINCHEY, 11.Connor PAIN, 18.Matt MILLAR, 12.Adam PEARCE (gk), 17.Peter KEKERIS, 19.Matt SIMON (c), 22.Jacob MELLING, 23.Mario SHABOW 25.Jordan MURRAY, 28.Sam GRAHAM, 29.Stephen MALLON, 68.Jem KARACAN **one to be omitted**

Ins: 17.Peter KEKERIS (promoted), 23.Mario SHABOW (promoted), 68.Jem KARACAN (return from suspension)
Outs: 13.Aiden O’NEILL (suspended – 1 week) & 15.Kye ROWLES (suspended – 1 week)
Unavailable: 10.Tommy OAR (knee injury) & 21.Corey GAMEIRO (knee injury)

Jem Karacan
The creeper is back! Jem Karacan is a huge in for the Mariners after serving a one-game ban

Sunday, 14 April 2019
Melbourne Victory v 
Central Coast Mariners
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-Off:
 5:00PM (Local) (5:00PM (AEST))

Referee: Chris Beath
Assistant Referee 1: Daniel Ilievski
Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Meimarakis
Fourth Official: Daniel Elder
VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 5.00pm (AEST), Sky Sport Pop-Up 5 (New Zealand) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers
Radio Broadcast: myfootballnation.com (SEN+ and Coast FM). ABC News on Radio, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Listen App – A-League Live.

PREVIEW: Melbourne Victory v Central Coast Mariners

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash tag #MVCvCCM
To purchase tickets visit www.a-league.com.au/tickets

WATCH: Victory produce second-half fightback against the Mariners

Sunday, 14 April 2019 

Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets

Perth Glory squad: 1.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 3.Jason DAVIDSON, 4.Shane LOWRY, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Joel CHIANESE, 9.Andy KEOGH, 11.Brendon SANTALAB, 13.Matthew SPIRANOVIC, 16.Tomislav MRCELA, 17.Diego CASTRO, 20.Jake BRIMMER, 21.Jacob ITALIANO, 22.Fabio FERREIRA, 23.Scott NEVILLE, 27.JUANDE, 33.Liam REDDY (gk), 88.Neil KILKENNY **two to be omitted**

Ins: 21.Jacob ITALIANO (promoted), 22.Fabio FERREIRA (promoted), 16.Tomislav MRCELA (promoted)
Outs: 19.Chris IKONOMIDIS (shoulder injury – 1 week)
Unavailable: 2.Alex GRANT (abdominal injury – 1 week),

Newcastle Jets squad: 1.Glen MOSS (gk), 4.Nigel BOOGAARD (c), 5.Ben KANTAROVSKI, 6.Steven UGARKOVIC, 7.Dimi PETRATOS, 9.Roy O¹DONOVAN, 10.Ronald VARGAS, 11.Kwabena APPIAH, 13.Ivan VUJICA, 14.Kaine SHEPPARD, 17.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 18.Johnny KOUTROUMBIS, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (gk), 22.Lachlan JACKSON, 23.Matt RIDENTON, 24.Joe CHAMPNESS, 32.Angus THURGATE, 44.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY **two to be omitted**

Ins: 11.Kwabena APPIAH (promoted), 22.Lachlan JACKSON (promoted)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 3.Jason HOFFMAN (ankle ¬– TBC)

Chris Ikonomidis
A shoulder injury has ruled out Chris Ikonomidis for the Glory

Sunday, 14 April 2019
Perth Glory v 
Newcastle Jets
HBF Park, Perth
Kick-Off:
 5:00PM (Local) (7:00PM (AEST))

Referee: Kurt Ams
Assistant Referee 1: Josh Mannella
Assistant Referee 2: Matthew Southern
Fourth Official: Adam Fielding
VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7.00pm (AEST) , Sky Sport Pop-Up 5 (New Zealand) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers
Radio Broadcast: myfootballnation.com (6PR, SEN+ and SRN). ABC News on Radio, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Listen App – A-League Live.

MATCH PREVIEW: Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash tag #PERvNEW
To purchase tickets visit www.a-league.com.au/tickets

WATCH: Castro inspires Glory over the Jets