Josep Gombau has named his squad for tomorrow’s Hyundai A-League Round 17 match against Melbourne Victory at ANZ Stadium.
The match is part of a double header, with the Wanderers and Victory meeting in Round 12 of the Westfield W-League at 5:20pm before the two clubs square off in the Hyundai A-League at 7:50pm.
Four players have been added to the squad with Chris Herd back from suspension, Josh Risdon and Álvaro Cejudo returning from injury, and Jaushua Sotirio who has been promoted.
Brendan Hamill will miss out on the match after being dismissed in last week's draw against Wellington.
The stage is set for a typically entertaining encounter between the Wanderers and the Victory.
After the Red & Black’s 1-1 draw in Wellington and Melbourne’s 3-2 win over Perth, the sixth-placed Wanderers sit four points behind the fourth-placed Victory.
With a game in hand, a win for Josep Gombau’s men on Friday night would be massive in the context of the season as they aim to continue their undefeated start to 2018.
The two sides last met in Round 5 at Etihad Stadium where a Thomas Deng goal cancelled out Oriol Riera’s opener to rescue a point for a 10-men Victory.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne Victory
Friday 19 January, 7:50pm
TV: Live coverage on Fox Sports 501
Radio: ABC Grandstand, SWR Sport
Online: Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #WSWvMVC
Western Sydney Wanderers FC Squad: 3.Jack CLISBY, 4.Josh RISDON, 6. Marcelo CARRUSCA, 7. Steve LUSTICA, 8.Roly BONEVACIA, 9.Oriol RIERA, 10.Álvaro CEJUDO, 11.Brendon SANTALAB, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 16. Jaushua SOTIRIO, 19.Mark BRIDGE (c), 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (Gk), 23.Lachlan SCOTT, 24.Raúl LLORENTE, 25.Chris HERD, 33.Michael THWAITE, 35. Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 40. Nick SUMAN (Gk)
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 4.Josh RISDON (returns from injury), 10.Álvaro CEJUDO (returns from injury), 16. Jaushua SOTIRIO (promoted),25.Chris HERD (returns from suspension)
Outs: 5.Brendan HAMILL (suspended – 1 match), 34.Kosta GROZOS (not selected)
Unavailable: 18.Robbie CORNTHWAITE (departs club), 2.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS (international duty), 42.Keanu BACCUS (international duty)