Wellington Phoenix will return home to Westpac Stadium this Sunday 17 March as they come up against a rejuvenated Western Sydney Wanderers side.
The Wellington side that battered Central Coast Mariners last weekend, will be confident of getting another three points, but Mark Rudan knows it won’t be easy against Markus Babbel’s side.
Midfielder Alex Rufer will be looking to return to the squad after serving his suspension but he’ll face stiff competition from Max Burgess, after his outstanding performance at the weekend. FIFA Team of the Week player Sarpreet Singh will be out as he faces suspension following his yellow card against Mariners.
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We can’t wait to come back home, so join us and help us Create History in Wellington.
Sunday, 17 March 2019
Wellington Phoenix v Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Kick-Off: 7:00PM (Local) (5:00PM (AEDT))
Referee: Alex King
Assistant Referee 1: Mark Rule
Assistant Referee 2: Anton Shchetinin
Fourth Official: Adrian Arndt
VAR: Nick Waldron
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on Sky Sport 3 from 6:30pm NZT or FOX SPORTS 505 from 4.30pm (AEDT)
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Wellington Phoenix squad: 1.Filip KURTO (gk), 4.Mandi SOSA, 5.Ryan LOWRY, 7.Cillian SHERIDAN, 9.Nathan BURNS, 11.David WILLIAMS, 12.Antony GOLEC, 13.Liberato CACACE, 14. Alex RUFER, 15.Michal KOPZCYNSKI, 16.Louis FENTON, 17.Callan ELLIIOT, 20.Oliver SAIL (gk), 21.Roy KRISHNA, 22.Andrew DURANTE (c), 23.Max BURGESS, 27.Steven TAYLOR, 32.Gianni STENSNESS **two to be omitted**
Ins: 9. Nathan BURNS (promoted), 14. Alex RUFER (return from suspension), 27. Steven TAYLOR (promoted)
Outs: 18.Sarpreet SINGH (suspended – 1 week)
Unavailable: 3.Justin GULLEY (knee injury – 1 week), 19.Tom DOYLE (knee injury – 1 week)
Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 3.Giancarlo GALLIFUOCO, 5.Brendan HAMILL (c), 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 **two to be omitted**
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)