Tony Popovic has named his squad for Sunday’s Round 13 Hyundai A-League match against Perth Glory at ANZ Stadium.
There are three additions, with Brendan Hamill, Robert Cornthwaite and 18-year-old Foxtel National Youth League striker Abraham Majok named to an extended squad.
Majok, who was born in a refugee camp in Kenya to South Sudanese parents, joins the first team after a series of impressive performances for Trevor Morgan’s youth side.
The youngster is joined in the squad by fellow youth player Keanu Baccus—younger brother of Kearyn—who sat on the bench in last week’s 1-1 draw with Brisbane Roar.
Shannon Cole will miss out on the match with a foot injury, while Brendon Santalab will serve the first of his three-game suspension.
Both sides are coming off draws last week, with the Wanderers being held to a 1-1 draw in Brisbane and Perth playing out a thrilling 3-3 draw away to Melbourne City.
The two sides also both sit on 13 points, with the Glory just shading the Wanderers’ goal-difference by one.
The Wanderers and Perth met earlier this season in Round 5 of the Hyundai A-League, where the spoils were shared in a 2-2 draw at NIB Stadium.
Western Sydney Wanderers vs Perth Glory
Sunday 1 January, 7:50pm
TV: Live coverage on Fox Sports 505
Radio: ABC Grandstand, Hawkesbury Radio
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Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 1.Jerrad TYSON (gk), 3.Jack CLISBY, 5.Brendan HAMILL, 6.Mitch NICHOLS, 8.DIMAS (c), 10.Nicolás MARTÍNEZ, 12.Scott NEVILLE, 13.Bruno PIÑATARES, 14.Jumpei KUSUKAMI, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 16.Jaushua SOTIRIO, 17.Artiz BORDA, 18.Robert CORNTHWAITE, 20.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 22.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 23.Lachlan SCOTT, 42.Keanu BACCUS, 49.Abraham MAJOK
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 5.Brendan HAMILL (promoted), 18.Robert CORNTHWAITE (promoted), 49.Abraham MAJOK (promoted)
Unavailable: 2.Shannon COLE (foot – one week), 11.Brendon SANTALAB (suspension – three weeks)