Team News: Squads to face Perth locked in

A pair of fixtures against Perth are on the agenda this weekend, our Men first facing the Glory away from home before our City Women play hosts on Saturday afternoon in Preston.

A busy couple of weeks is set to continue for Aurelio Vidmar’s squad who make the trip west today in preparation for Friday night football.

After returning from last week’s mammoth international away trip on Monday morning, the team enjoyed a day off on Tuesday before getting back into training yesterday.

Leo Natel and Scott Galloway – who missed the win over Newcastle due to illness – are both set to make their returns after being included in the extended squad.

However, Harry Politidis will not make the trip after coming down with a bout of illness himself, while Nuno Reis is nearing a return from a quad niggle but won’t be ready for Friday.

Looking across to our Women’s squad, Dario Vidosic is set to have a few extra names to choose from this week following the international break.

Bryleeh Henry remains sidelined due to a knee injury, but both Karly Roestbakken (foot) and Caitlin Karic (knee) are back in the selection mix.

ALM Round 7 Squad

1. Jamie YOUNG (GK), 2. Scott GALLOWAY, 7. Mathew LECKIE, 6. Steven UGARKOVIC, 8. Hamza SAKHI, 9. Jamie MACLAREN (C), 10. Tolgay ARSLAN, 11. Leo NATEL, 16. Aziz BEHICH, 17. Terry ANTONIS, 18. Jordon HALL, 21. Alessandro LOPANE, 22. Curtis GOOD, 25. Callum TALBOT, 26. Samuel SOUPRAYEN, 33. Patrick BEACH (GK), 37. Max CAPUTO, 39. Emin DURAKOVIC, 44. Marin JAKOLIS, 46. Ben MAZZEO, 

In: 2. Scott GALLOWAY (returns from illness), 11. Leo NATEL (returns from illness), 39. Emin DURAKOVIC (promoted).

Out: 38. Harry POLITIDIS (illness).

Unavailable: 4. Nuno REIS (quad), 15. Andrew NABBOUT (achilles), 34. Arion SULEMANI (ACL), 35. Zane SCHREIBER (knee), 38. Harry POLITIDIS (illness), 40. James NIEUWENHUIZEN (hamstring).

ALW Round 7 Squad

2. Leia VARLEY, 3. Naomi CHINNAMA, 5. Taylor OTTO, 6. Leticia McKENNA, 7. Julia GROSSO, 8. Kaitlyn TORPEY, 10. Rhianna POLLICINA, 11. Emina EKIC, 13. Rebekah STOTT (C), 14. Laura HUGHES, 15. Kiera MEYERS, 16. Karly ROESTBAKKEN, 17. Hannah WILKINSON, 18. Leah DAVIDSON, 19. Tijan McKENNA, 20. Caitlin KARIC, 21. Isabella ACCARDO, 23. Melissa BARBIERI (GK), 24. Daniela GALIC, 44. Lysianne PROULX (GK).

In: 15. Kiera MEYERS (promoted), 16. Karly ROESTBAKKEN (returns from injury), 20. Caitlin KARIC (returns from injury), 21. Isabella ACCARDO (promoted).

Out: Nil.

Unavailable: 9. Holly McNAMARA (ACL), 22. Bryleeh HENRY (knee).