Josep Gombau has named his squad for Sunday’s Hyundai A-League Round 19 match against Central Coast Mariners at Central Coast Stadium.
There are three additions to the squad this week, with Kearyn Baccus and Jonathan Aspropotamitis being promoted, while new signing Chris Ikonomidis is also included.
Youngster Keanu Baccus will sit out after his dismissal against Perth Glory last week.
Gosford has been a happy hunting ground for the Red & Black in recent seasons, with the Wanderers having won the last four clashes at Central Coast Stadium, outscoring the Mariners 10-2 in the process.
Striker Brendon Santalab is responsible for a large chunk of that damage, netting in each of the four wins, including in the 2-0 win back in Round 11 of this season.
Both sides are coming off defeats – the Wanderers losing 3-1 in Perth, the Mariners losing 2-1 at home to Brisbane – and will know how crucial this game will be with only eight rounds to play after the weekend.
The Wanderers sit in 7th spot on goal difference behind 6th placed Brisbane, though still have a game in hand to play, next weekend against Wellington at ANZ Stadium.
Central Coast Mariners vs Western Sydney Wanderers
Sunday 4 February, 5:00pm
Central Coast Stadium
TV: Live coverage on Fox Sports 501
Radio: ABC Grandstand, SWR Sport
Online: Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #CCMvWSW
Western Sydney Wanderers FC Squad:.3.Jack CLISBY, 4.Josh RISDON, 5.Brendan HAMILL, 6.Marcelo CARRUSCA, 7.Steve LUSTICA, 8.Roly BONEVACIA, 9.Oriol RIERA, 11.Brendon SANTALAB, 15. Kearyn BACCUS, 16.Jaushua SOTIRIO, 18.Chris IKONOMIDIS, 19.Mark BRIDGE, 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (Gk), 22.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 24.Raúl LLORENTE, 25.Chris HERD, 33.Michael THWAITE, 40.Nick SUMAN (Gk) **two to be omitted**
Ins: 15. Kearyn BACCUS (promoted), 18. Chris IKONOMIDIS (new signing), 22.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS (promoted),
Outs: 42.Keanu BACCUS (suspended – 1 match)
Unavailable: 10. Álvaro CEJUDO (injured – 1 week)