Wellington Phoenix are unbeaten in nine games heading into this mid-week game against Sydney FC and Head Coach, Mark Rudan will be looking for a similar result to the previous meeting between the sides.
The side travelled to Sydney in Round 7 and came away with a resounding 3-1 win, dominating Steve Corica’s side with the help of a Roy Krishna double and a fantastic header from defender Steven Taylor.
With Alex Rufer and Mandi Sosa back in the squad, Head Coach Rudan could field the same side that drew with Champions Melbourne Victory last weekend.
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Wellington Phoenix vs. Sydney FC, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, 7:35pm kick off (NZT)
Referee: Daniel Elder
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Rule
Assistant Referee 2: Andrej Giev
Fourth Official: Matthew Conger
VAR: Nick Waldron
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on Sky Sport 3 from 7:30pm (NZT) and FOX SPORTS 505 from 5.00pm (AEDT)
Wellington Phoenix squad: 1.Filip KURTO (gk), 4.Mandi SOSA, 6.Dylan FOX, 7.Cillian SHERIDAN, 9.Nathan BURNS, 11.David WILLIAMS, 13.Liberato CACACE, 14.Alex Rufer, 15.Michal KOPZCYNSKI, 16.Louis FENTON, 18.Sarpreet SINGH, 19.Tom DOYLE, 20.Oliver SAIL (gk), 21.Roy KRISHNA, 22.Andrew DURANTE (c), 23.Max BURGESS, 27.Steven TAYLOR
**one to be omitted**
Ins: 9.Nathan BURNS (promoted)
Sydney FC squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 2.Aaron CALVER, 3.Ben WARLAND, 4.Alex WILKINSON, 6.Josh BRILLANTE, 7.Michael ZULLO, 8.Paulo RETRE, 9.Adam LE FONDRE, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 11.Daniel DE SILVA, 13.Brandon O’NEILL, 14.Alex BROSQUE (c), 17.Anthony CACERES, 20.Alex CISAK (gk), 21.Charles LOKOLI-NGOY, 22.Siem DE JONG, 24.Cam DEVLIN, 31.Luke IVANOVIC
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 6.Josh BRILLANTE (return from suspension), 8.Paulo RETRE (return from injury), 10.Milos NINKOVIC (return from illness).
Outs: 18.Jacob TRATT (groin – 2 weeks)
Unavailable: 5.Jop van der LINDEN (hamstring – 1 week), 12.Trent BUHAGIAR (ACL – indefinite), 19.Chris ZUVELA (knee – indefinite), 23.Rhyan GRANT (International Duty)
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