Josep Gombau has named his squad for Saturday’s Hyundai A-League Round 10 Sydney Derby at ANZ Stadium.
The match also forms part of a Sydney Derby Double Header, with Red & Black meeting Sky Blue in the Westfield W-League at 5:00pm.
There are two additions to the squad from last week's clash against Brisbane, with skipper Robbie Cornthwaite returning from suspension and midfielder Chris Herd re-joining the side after celebrating the birth of his child.
Jaushua Sotirio will sit out after picking up an injury in the game against Brisbane however in positive news striker Oriol Riera is included in the squad after pulling up sore in the same match.
Saturday's second Sydney Derby of the season will mark the seventeenth overall meeting between the pair.
In Round 3 the spoils were shared in a pulsating 2-2 draw at Allianz Stadium, Sydney FC clawing their way back via goals from Bobô and Josh Brillante after Oriol Riera and Brendan Hamill had given the Wanderers a two-goal lead.
The Wanderers suffered their second defeat of the Hyundai A-League season at the hands of Brisbane last week but know that a win Saturday could catapult them back into the top six with a game in hand.
Standing in the way is a red-hot Sydney FC outfit who after nine rounds find themselves five points clear at the top of the ladder following last week’s 1-0 win against Adelaide United.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Sydney FC
Saturday 9 December, 7:50pm
TV: Live coverage on Fox Sports 501, TEN Sport
Radio: ABC Grandstand, SWR Sport
Online: Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #SydneyDerby
Western Sydney Wanderers FC Squad: 3.Jack CLISBY, 4.Josh RISDON, 5.Brendan HAMILL, 8.Roly BONEVACIA, 9.Oriol RIERA, 10.Alvaro CEJUDO, 11.Brendon SANTALAB, 14.Jumpei KUSUKAMI, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 18.Robbie CORNTHWAITE, 19.Mark BRIDGE, 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (gk), 22.Jonathon ASPROPOTAMITIS, 24.Raul LLORENTE, 25.Chris HERD, 30.John HALL (gk), 33.Michael THWAITE, 42. Keanu BACCUS **two to be omitted**
Ins: 18.Robbie CORNTHWAITE (returns from suspension), 25.Chris HERD (returns from birth of child)
Outs: 16.Jaushua SOTIRIO (injured – 1 week)
Unavailable: 1.Jerrad TYSON (gk) (shoulder), 7.Steven LUSTICA (injury – 1 week)