Head coach Carl Robinson has named his extended squad for tomorrow night's clash against Newcastle Jets at McDonald Jones Stadium.
Robinson was Jets head coach for just 11 games in the 2019/20 campaign but made quite the impact, winning seven and drawing three of the 11 matches he oversaw.
Now he returns to the Hunter with the Red & Black, intent on getting his new side off to a similarly strong start to the 2020/21 campaign.
Both teams approach the contest having lost their opening game of the season - neither the Jets or Wanderers featured in Matchweek 2 after falling to respective 1-0 defeats in the league's opening weekend.
The Jets - led by interim boss Craig Deans - will be out to inflict defeat on their former coach and avoid an unwanted record - they've never before registered back-to-back defeats to start an A-League campaign.
Western Sydney Wanderers FC: 2.Ziggy GORDON, 4.Dylan McGowan (C), 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 6.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 7.Bruce KAMAU, 8.Jordan O’DOHERTY, 9.Bernie IBINI, 10.Simon COX, 11.Kwame YEBOAH, 13.Tate RUSSELL, 14.James TROISI, 17.Keanu BACCUS, 18.Graham DORRNAS, 23.Kosta GROZOS, 27.Nicolai MULLER, 30.Daniel MARGUSH (GK), 33.Mark NATTA, 34.Patrick ZIEGLER, 39.Thomas AQUILINA, 50.Oliver KALAC (GK)
Ins: 7. Bruce Kamau (promoted), 33.Mark NATTA (promoted)
Unavailable: 20.Vedran Janjetovic (long term injury)
Newcastle Jets v Western Sydney Wanderers
Friday 7 January 2021
Kick-off: 7:05pm AEDT
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
Broadcast: FOX Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports