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Dec 05, 2013   |  7:16PM AET

18 named for Pirtek

18 named for Pirtek

Melbourne Heart FC have named a squad of 18 players for Saturday’s challenging assignment against Hyundai A-League reigning champions Western Sydney Wanderers.

Melbourne Heart FC have named a squad of 18 players for Saturday’s challenging assignment against Hyundai A-League reigning champions Western Sydney Wanderers.

John Aloisi’s side will depart Melbourne for Sydney on Friday before taking on Tony Popovic’s side at Pirtek Stadium on Saturday afternoon from 5.30pm.

Included in the squad are 16 players who were named on Sunday’s team sheet at AAMI Park, plus the inclusion of Harry Kewell and Benjamin Garuccio.

Check out all the ins and outs for both sides ahead of Saturday’s clash.

Saturday, 7 December 2013
Western Sydney Wanderers v Melbourne Heart FC
Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta
Kick-off: 5:30pm local (5:30pm AEDT)
Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones
Assistant Referee 1: Paul Cetrangolog
Assistant Referee 2: Owen Goldrick
Fourth Official: Stephen Lucas

TV Broadcast: 5.00pm (AEDT) Live and exclusive coverage on FOX Sports 1HD and Sky Sport 3 (New Zealand).
Radio Broadcast: Full Coverage -Online/Mobile phone app, Second half Coverage 702 ABC Sydney, ABC Local Radio NSW, 666 ABC Canberra, 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Local Radio Victoria Grandstand Digital and Online/Mobile phone app.
Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #WSWvMHT
To purchase tickets visit www.aleague.com.au/tickets

Western Sydney Wanderers Squad: 1.Ante COVIC (gk), 2.Shannon COLE, 3.Adam D-APUZZO, 4.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 5.Michael BEAUCHAMP (c), 6.Jerome POLENZ, 7.Labinot HALITI, 8.Mateo POLJAK, 10.Aaron MOOY, 12.Tahj MINNIECON, 13.Matthew SPIRANOVIC, 17.Youssouf HERSI, 18.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 19.Mark BRIDGE, 20.Jerrad TYSON (gk) , 21.Shinji ONO, 22. Dean Heffernan, 23.Jason TRIFIRO
**Two to be omitted**
Ins: 17.Youssouf HERSI (returns from injury), 6.Jerome POLENZ (promoted), 21.Shinji ONO (promoted)
Outs: 25.Mark CINDRIC
Unavailable: 9. Tomi Juric (knee), 11.Brendon SANTALAB

Melbourne Heart FC Squad: 1. Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 3. Robbie WIELAERT, 6. Patrick GERHARDT, 7. Iain RAMSAY, 8. Massimo MURDOCCA, 10. Harry KEWELL, 11.Michael MIFSUD, 14. Golgol MEBRAHTU, 15. David WILLIAMS 16. Aziz BEHICH, 17. Jason HOFFMAN, 19. Ben GARUCCIO, 20. Tando VELAPHI (GK), 21. Stefan MAUK, 22. Nick KALMAR, 23. Mate DUGANDZIC, 24. Patrick KISNORBO, 25. Andrea MIGLIORINI ***Two to be omitted***
Ins: 10. Harry KEWELL (returns from injury), 19. Ben GARUCCIO (promoted)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 4. Orlando ENGELAAR (Fractured tibia – long-term), 9. Dylan MACALLISTER (Hamstring 2-3 weeks), 13. Jonatan GERMANO (Calf – 2 weeks)