Hayden Foxe has named his squad for Saturday’s Hyundai A-League Round 2 match against Central Coast Mariners.
There are just two changes to last week’s squad, as Josh Risdon returns from international duty having helped the Socceroos past Syria in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers this past week, with Jacob Melling also coming in.
Life without Tony Popovic began in the best possible way for the Wanderers as they claimed a 2-1 win over Perth Glory in their season opener on Sunday.
First half goals from Oriol Riera and Jumpei Kusukami sealed the win for the Red & Black and they’ll be aiming to make it two from two when the Mariners come to town.
It was a forgettable Round 1 for Paul Okon’s side as they were put to the sword 5-1 by the Newcastle Jets in the F3 Derby.
Okon and co will be hoping to repeat the feats of their last visit to Spotless Stadium in February, where they claimed an unlikely 2-0 win.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Central Coast Mariners
Saturday 14 October, 5:35pm
TV: Live coverage on Fox Sports 501
Radio: ABC Grandstand, SWR 99.9FM
Online: Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #WSWvCCM
Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 3.Jack CLISBY, 4.Josh RISDON, 5.Brendan HAMILL, 6.Jacob MELLING, 7.Steven LUSTICA, 8.Roly BONEVACIA, 9.Oriol RIERA, 10.Àlvaro CEJUDO, 11.Brendon SANTALAB, 14.Jumpei KUSUKAMI, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 18.Robert CORNTHWAITE, 19.Mark BRIDGE, 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (gk), 24.Raúl LLORENTE, 25.Chris HERD, 30.John HALL, 33.Michael THWAITE **two to be omitted**
Ins: 4.Josh RISDON (returns from international duty), 6.Jacob MELLING (promoted)
Unavailable: 1.Jerrad TYSON (shoulder – indefinite)