Wellington Phoenix will want to replicate another run of good form, having gone nine-games unbeaten only a few weeks ago. It will be a tough test as they come up against top-of-the-table Perth Glory.
Mark Rudan is no stranger to Perth Coach, Tony Popovic, having played together at Sydney FC before both transitioning into the coaching side of football and Rudan will be confident of getting the win over his former teammate.
The Wellington side dominated the pacesetters earlier in the season at Westpac Stadium, leading to the start of the unbeaten run.
Captain Andrew Durante is out of the side due to his suspension which means new signing Antony Golec could slot straight into the starting XI.
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Perth Glory vs. Wellington Phoenix, Saturday 2nd February, HBF Stadium, Perth, 12:00am (NZT)
Referee: Shaun Evans
Assistant Referee 1: Arvin Shanmuganathan
Assistant Referee 2: Josh Mannella
Fourth Official: Adam Fielding
VAR: Craig Zetter
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on Sky Sport 4 from 11:55pm (NZT) and on FOX SPORTS 505 from 9.50pm (AEDT)
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Perth Glory squad: 1.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 2.Alex GRANT, 3.Jason DAVIDSON, 4.Shane LOWRY, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Joel CHIANESE, 9.Andy KEOGH, 11.Brendon SANTALAB, 13.Matthew SPIRANOVIC, 17.Diego CASTRO, 19.Chris IKONOMIDIS, 20.Jake BRIMMER, 22.Fabio FERREIRA, 23.Scott NEVILLE, 27.JUANDE, 33.Liam REDDY (gk), 88.Neil KILKENNY
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 6.Dino DJULBIC (promoted), 19.Chris IKONOMIDIS (returns from international duty)
Unavailable: 16.Tomislav MRCELA (thigh – 1 week)
Wellington Phoenix squad: 1.Filip KURTO (gk), 4.Mandi SOSA, 5. Ryan LOWRY, 6.Dylan FOX, 7.Cillian SHERIDAN, 9.Nathan BURNS, 11.David WILLIAMS, 12. Antony GOLEC, 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, 23.Max BURGESS, 27.Steven TAYLOR
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 6. Dylan FOX (promoted), 9. Nathan BURNS (promoted), 12. Antony GOLEC (new signing)
Outs: 22. Andrew DURANTE (suspension – 1 week)