Everything you need to know about the season opener

Our 2015-16 A-League campaign begins tonight. Here’s everything you need to know about the fixture against Brisbane.

History

Played: 11

Wins: 5

Losses: 4

Draws: 2

Team news

Brendan Santalab, Mark Bridge, Golgol Mebrahtu and Shannon Cole are all out due to injury.

Matt McKay and James Donachie will be absent for Brisbane on international duty, whilst Jean Carlos Solorzano is out with a foot injury. Jamie Maclaren is set to spearhead to Brisbane attack after overcoming a knee injury. New signing Corona is available for John Aloisi.

Return home

Thursday night’s curtain-raiser will be the first competitive fixture at Wanderland since April, where Perth Glory ended both club’s seasons with a 2-1 away win.

Stand at Wanderland

It’s also an official competitive debut at Wanderland for a whole host of new players, with Andrew Redmayne, Scott Jamieson, Scott Neville, Jacob Pepper, Andreu, Mitch Nichols, Federico Piovaccari, Dimas, Alberto and Dario Vidosic all poised to step out on home turf in an A-League fixture for the first time.

Jamo’s call to action

Scott Jamieson has issued a rallying cry to Wanderers fans, as excitement around the Wanderers camp build on the eve of kick-off.

Scott Jamieson

“Just being around the stadium is getting us excited”, Jamieson told Fox Sports as the Wanderers put in one of the final training sessions of pre-season at Pirtek Stadium.

“Hopefully there’s a packed house tomorrow and a good result so we can start the season very well”.

Jamieson also said that the team had moved on from the FFA Cup exit at the hands of Perth, joking that the squad had learnt from the game and in particular, how not to take penalties.
 
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