Josep Gombau has named his squad for Saturday’s Hyundai A-League Round 9 match against Brisbane Roar at ANZ Stadium.
There are three additions to the squad that travelled to Adelaide last week, with Jack Clisby and Jonathan Aspropotamitis coming to the side, along with Steven Lustica, who returns after a spell out through injury.
Chris Herd misses out having recently celebrated the birth of his child in England, while skipper Robbie Cornthwaite will serve his one-match suspension after his dismissal against Adelaide.
The match marks the first home game of the Josep Gombau era and the Wanderers will be relishing the return to Sydney Olympic Park, having last played at home back in Round 2 against the Mariners.
The fixture promises to a tightly contested affair, as historically speaking the two sides can’t be split.
In the pair’s 19 league meetings, each side has won six games with the points being shared on seven occasions.
It’ll also be the first time the two have clashed since last season’s nail-biting semi final where the Roar prevailed in a penalty shoot-out.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Brisbane Roar
Saturday 2 December, 5:35pm
TV: Live coverage on Fox Sports 501
Radio: ABC Grandstand, SWR Sport
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Western Sydney Wanderers FC Squad: 3.Jack CLISBY, 4.Josh RISDON, 5.Brendan HAMILL, 6.Jacob MELLING, 7.Steven LUSTICA, 8.Roly BONEVACIA, 9.Oriol RIERA, 10.Alvaro CEJUDO, 11.Brendon SANTALAB, 14.Jumpei KUSKAMI, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 16.Jaushua SOTIRIO, 19.Mark BRIDGE, 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (gk), 22.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 24.Raul LLORENTE, 30.John HALL (gk), 33.Michael THWAITE
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 3.Jack CLISBY (promoted), 7.Steven LUSTICA (returns from injury), 22.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS (promoted)
Outs: 18.Robbie CORNTHWAITE (suspended – 1 match)
Unavailable: 1.Jerrad TYSON (gk) (shoulder), 25.Chris HERD (overseas)