Josep Gombau has named his squad for Monday’s Hyundai A-League Round 13 match against Melbourne City at ANZ Stadium.
The match is part of a double header, with the Wanderers taking on City in the Westfield W-League at 5:20pm.
There are three additions to the squad this week, with Josh Risdon returning from suspension and Kearyn Baccus and Chris Herd being brought in.
The match marks the second occasion the two sides have met this season, following Round 6’s 1-1 draw at AAMI Park.
In that match, a Ross McCormack penalty cancelled out Jaushua Sotirio’s opener in what was Josep Gombau’s first fixture in charge.
Historically speaking it’s the Wanderers who hold an overwhelming advantage, grabbing nine wins to City’s four in the 16 league meetings between the pair.
It’s also a fixture that tends to be high on goals, with an average of just over three being scored per game.
Wanderers boss Gombau in particular will be keen to ensure City are on the receiving end of that statistic, as the Red & Black search for their first win at ANZ Stadium in the 2017/18 season.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne City
Monday 1 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 #WSWvMCY
Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 4.Josh RISDON, 5.Brendan HAMILL, 7. Steve LUSTICA, 8.Roly BONEVACIA, 9.Oriol RIERA, 10.Álvaro CEJUDO, 11.Brendon SANTALAB, 14.Jumpei KUSUKAMI, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 18.Robbie CORNTHWAITE, 19.Mark BRIDGE, 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (gk), 22.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 24.Raúl LLORENTE, 25.Chris HERD, 30.John HALL (gk), 33.Michael THWAITE, 42.Keanu BACCUS
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 4.Josh RISDON (returns from suspension) 15.Kearyn BACCUS (promoted), 25.Chris HERD (promoted)
Outs: 3.Jack CLISBY (not selected)
Unavailable: 1.Jerrad TYSON (gk) (shoulder)