Markus Babbel has named his extended squad to travel to Wellington to take on the Phoenix on Sunday.
Markus Babbel’s troops are undefeated in their last four games, including a 4-1 mauling of Brisbane Roar last Friday night.
This excellent run of results has kept Western Sydney’s faint finals hopes alive and for them the mission is deceptively simple: they have to keep winning to close the gap on the top six.
The Wanderers will be without a number of players for the trip to Wellington with defender Tass Mourdoukoutas, midfielder Keanu Baccus and forward Abraham Majok all away with the national team.
As a result, Babbel has also promoted a number of senior players with Nick Fitzgerald, Alex Baumjohann and Raul Llorente all added to the extended squad while Academy youngsters Nicholas Suman, Andrea Agamemnonos and Adrian Valenti have also been added.
Wellington Phoenix vs Western Sydney Wanderers
Sunday 17 March, 5:00pm
TV: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505
Streaming: MyFootball Live App and KAYO Sports
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Western Sydney Wanderers FC: 3.Giancarlo GALLIFUOCO, 5.Brendan HAMILL, 7.Nick FITZGERALD, 9.Oriol RIERA, 10.Alex BAUMJOHANN, 11.Bruce KAMAU, 12.Mitchell DUKE, 19.Mark BRIDGE, 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (GK), 21.Tarek ELRICH, 22.Rashid MAHAZI, 24.Raul LLORENTE, 27.Kwame YEBOAH, 28.Roly BONEVACIA, 33.Tate RUSSELL, 40.Nicholas SUMAN, 42.Andrea AGAMEMNONOS, 43.Adrian VALENTI
Ins: 7.Nick FITZGERALD (promoted), 10.Alex BAUMJOHANN (promoted), 24.Raul LLORENTE (promoted), 40.Nicholas SUMAN (promoted), 42.Andrea AGAMEMNONOS (promoted), 43.Adrian VALENTI (promoted)
Outs: 13.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS (international duty), 17.Keanu BACCUS (international duty), 49.Abraham MAJOK (international duty), 50.Jack GREENWOOD (not selected)
Unavailable: 4.Josh RISDON (injury – two weeks), 18.Marc TOKICH (injury – two weeks)