Diego Castro's calf strain is set to rule out the Hyundai A-League superstar for a second successive game with his club Perth Glory.
Glory coach Kenny Lowe revealed the news before the club's crucial clash with the Mariners on Saturday but added the Spaniard's injury is a relatively minor one.
"Diego is possibly another week away," Lowe told www.perthglory.com.au. "He's just a bit sore.
"The good news is that he hasn't got a tear, he's got fluid in there and it's a sensitive area of the calf so he's feeling a bit of pain.
"We've got a bit of a break after this week which will be good for him."
The Mariners will head west having snapped an 11-game winless streak by downing Wellington last time out and Lowe is expecting Paul Okon's men to provide a stern challenge.
"The Mariners are a good side who have had their issues with injuries, had some important players out and brought in a centre-forward from overseas who didn't quite work out," he said
"But they have some good young players, play a great brand of football and it'll be a tough game."
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Hyundai A-League Round 22
Saturday, 10 March 2018
Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners
nib Stadium, Perth
Kick-Off: 7:00 PM (Local) (10:00 PM AEDT)
Referee: Kurt Ams
Assistant Referee 1: Scott Edeling
Assistant Referee 2: Arvin Shanmuganathan
Fourth Official: Adam Fielding
Video Assistant Referee: Eddie Lennie
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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, 18.Andreu GUERAO, 20.Jake BRIMMER, 22.Adam TAGGART, 23.Scott NEVILLE, 26.Jacob ITALIANO, 40.Jackson LEE (gk), 66.Dino DJULBIC, 88.Neil KILKENNY
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 14.Chris HAROLD (returns from injury), 40.Jackson Lee (gk) (promoted)
Outs: 33.Liam REDDY (Gk) (suspended – 1 week), 17.Diego CASTRO (calf - 1 week)
Central Coast Mariners Squad: 1.Ben KENNEDY (gk), 2.Storm ROUX, 4.Jake McGING, 5.Antony GOLEC, 6.Tom HIARIEJ, 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: 16.Liam ROSE (promoted), 24.Lachlan WALES (promoted)