NPL Preview: Wanderers v Northern Tigers

On Wednesday evening, the Wanderers will take on Northern Tigers at Valentine Sportspark with sights set on three points to move ahead of their opponents on the NPL 2 table.

Originally set for this Saturday, the game was rescheduled when Fabian Monge, Jarrod Carluccio, Noah Pagden and Lochlan Constable were selected in the Young Socceroos squad for the AFF Under-18 Championships.

Coached by inaugural Football Superstar winner Adam Hett, the Tigers are currently in seventh, three points ahead of the Red & Black. 

The Northern Suburb outfit are coming off a 1-1 result against Mounties on Saturday and they can call on the services of former Wanderers Academy winger Ollie Wiggin. 

Following a stint on the sidelines, Rory Jordan could be one to watch for the Wanderers. Jordan signed for the Wanderers in 201 after playing junior football for Marconi and was a member of that year's Championship-winning U20 side. 

The 19-year-old is able to play in central midfield or on either wing and is also an Australian Schoolboys representative. 

Central defender Mark Natta is another player who will be keen to impress after recently returning from injury.

A former APIA Leichhardt and Sutherland Sharks player, Natta featured regularly for the U18s last season. Still only 16 year's old, Natta is now part of the U20 squad and made his NPL 2 1st Grade debut in March against Macarthur Rams. 

The last time the Wanderers played the Tigers was in May when Marley Peterson's 85th minute goal secured a 1-1 draw.

NPL 2 NSW Round 25
Western Sydney Wanderers v Northern Tigers
Wednesday 14 August, 8:00pm
Valentine Sports Park, Glenwood