Wellington Phoenix have been boosted ahead of the visit of Perth Glory this Saturday night with the news of striker Roy Krishna recommitting to the club midweek, and the Fijian has also been cleared for selection and could equal Paul Ifill’s record Phoenix goals tally (33) should he score.
Michael McGlinchey is set to make his 200th Hyundai A-League appearance, become just the 26th player and third New Zealander to reach that special milestone.
Fullback Tom Doyle returns from a groin injury to buttress the Phoenix backline, while recent signings Monty Patterson and Tando Velaphi could be in line for home debuts.
For the visitors its a return to selection for fullback Joseph Mills and Andreu, with Chris Harold and Adam Taggart sidelined.
Wellington Phoenix squad: 3.Scott GALLOWAY, 4.Goran PARACKI, 6.Dylan FOX, 7.Nathan BURNS, 8.Matija LJUJIC, 9. Andrija KALUDJEROVIC 10.Michael MCGLINCHEY, 14.Alex RUFER, 17. Monty PATTERSON, 18. Sarpreet SINGH, 19. Tom DOYLE, 21. Roy KRISHNA, 22.Andrew DURANTE(c), 23.Matthew RIDENTON, 24.Logan ROGERSON, 26.Liberato CACACE, 30.Keegan SMITH (gk), 40.Tando VELAPHI (gk)
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 19. Tom DOYLE (returns from injury), 14.Alex RUFER (promoted), 21. Roy KRISHNA (returns from injury), 24.Logan ROGERSON (promoted), 40. Tando Velaphi (promoted)
Outs: 1. Lewis ITALIANO (omitted), 2. Daniel MULLEN (knee), 12.Adam PARKHOUSE (omitted),
Unavailable: 5. Ryan LOWRY (quad strain)
Perth Glory squad: 2.Alex GRANT, 3.Marc WARREN, 4.Shane LOWRY, 6.Mitch NICHOLS, 7.Joel CHIANESE, 8.Xavi TORRES, 9.Andy KEOGH (c), 13.Nick FEELY (Gk), 15.Brandon WILSON, 16.Joseph MILLS, 17.Diego CASTRO, 18.Andreu GUERAO, 20.Jake BRIMMER, 23.Scott NEVILLE, 26.Jacob ITALIANO, 33.Liam REDDY (Gk), 66.Dino DJULBIC, 88.Neil KILKENNY
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 16.Joseph MILLS (returns from suspension), 18.Andreu GUERAO (returns from injury), 20.Jake BRIMMER (promoted)
Outs: 14.Chris HAROLD (injured)
Unavailable: 14.Chris HAROLD (quad – 1-2 weeks), 22.Adam TAGGART (hamstring – 1-2 weeks)
Match Details: Hyundai A-League Round 20 – Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory
Saturday 17 February, 2018, Westpac Stadium, 7.35pm
Watch around NZ on Sky Sport 3.