Tony Popovic has named his squad for Saturday’s Hyundai A-League Round 22 match against Adelaide United at Spotless Stadium.
Three players have returned to the fold, with Steven Lustica being promoted, Jack Clisby joining after being rested in Round 21 against Perth Glory and Kearyn Baccus returning after serving his one-match suspension.
Shannon Cole and Stefan Zinni miss out after featuring against Perth.
Saturday will mark the second meeting between last year’s Grand Finalists this season, following the Wanderers’ 2-1 win at Coopers Stadium in Round 2.
Both sides come into the match following midweek Asian Champions League football in China; the Wanderers went down 5-1 to Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday night, while Adelaide were defeated 2-1 by Jiangsu Sainty on Wednesday night.
Last week in the Hyundai A-League, both the Wanderers and Adelaide suffered Round 21 defeats; the Wanderers being pipped 2-0 by the Glory in Perth and Adelaide losing 2-1 to Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park.
It’s a must-win clash for both outfits, with the sixth-placed Wanderers looking to cement themselves in the top six and the tenth-placed Adelaide aiming to keep their slim finals hopes alive.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Adelaide United
Saturday 4 March 2017, 7:50pm
TV: Live coverage on Fox Sports 505
Radio: ABC Grandstand, Hawkesbury Radio
Online: Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #WSWvADL
Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 1.Jerrad TYSON (gk), 3.Jack CLISBY, 5.Brendan HAMILL, 6.Mitch NICHOLS, 7.Steven LUSTICA, 8.DIMAS (c), 10.Nicolás MARTÍNEZ, 11.Brendon SANTALAB, 12.Scott NEVILLE, 13.Bruno PIÑATARES, 14.Jumpei KUSUKAMI, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 16.Jaushua SOTIRIO, 18.Robert CORNTHWAITE, 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (gk), 22.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 24.Terry ANTONIS, 29.Ryan GRIFFITHS
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 3.Jack CLISBY (promoted), 7.Steven LUSTICA (promoted), 15.Kearyn BACCUS (returns from suspension)
Outs: 2.Shannon COLE (omitted), 28.Stefan ZINNI (omitted)
Unavailable: Jacob MELLING (back – indefinite)