Preliminary squad for Phoenix encounter


Head Coach John van’t Schip has a selection dilemma on his hands for Sunday’s encounter against Wellington Phoenix.

Melbourne Heart FC have announced a squad of 18 players for this Sunday’s home encounter against Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park.

Head Coach John van’t Schip will have a selection dilemma on his hands with a full squad to pick from for our third last home game of the season.

Every player on the Melbourne Heart roster is fit and ready to fire when we face the Phoenix on Sunday afternoon at 4pm. David Vrankovic and Stefan Mauk are the two players promoted from last week’s match-day squad, with two of the 18 to be omitted.

For the Phoenix, influential midfielder Manny Muscat comes back in to the squad following a suspension. Meanwhile, Josh Brindell-South is the player omitted from the preliminary squad after picking up an ankle injury.

Check out all the match details including ins and outs below:

Sunday, 16 March 2014
Melbourne Heart v Wellington Phoenix
AAMI PARK, Melbourne
Kick-off: 4:00pm local (4:00pm AEDT)
Referee: Ben Williams
Assistant Referee 1:Matthew Cream
Assistant Referee 2: Hakan Anaz
Fourth Official: Lucien Laverdure

TV broadcast: 3.30pm (AEDT) Live coverage on FOX Sports 3HD and on Sky Sport 3 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Local radio Victoria, 936 ABC Hobart & ABC Northern Tasmania,891 ABC Adelaide, ABC Local Radio South Australia, 720 ABC Perth, ABC Local Radio Western Australia Grandstand Digital Melbourne, Adelaide & perth
Online/Mobile phone app

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Melbourne Heart FC squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 3.Robbie WIELAERT, 4.Orlando ENGELAAR, 6.Patrick GERHARDT, 7.Iain RAMSAY, 8.Massimo MURDOCCA, 10.Harry KEWELL (C), 13.Jonatan GERMANO, 15.David WILLIAMS, 16.Aziz BEHICH, 17.Jason HOFFMAN, 18.David VRANKOVIC, 19.Benjamin GARUCCIO, 20.Tando VELAPHI (GK), 21.Stefan MAUK, 22.Nicholas KALMAR, 23.Mate DUGANDZIC, 24.Patrick KISNORBO
**Two to be omitted**
Ins: 18.David VRANKOVIC (promoted), 21.Stefan MAUK (promoted)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: Nil

Wellington Phoenix squad: 1.Glen MOSS (GK), 2.Manny MUSCAT, 5.Michael BOXALL, 9.Kenny CUNNINGHAM, 10.Stein HUYSEGEMS, 11.Jeremy BROCKIE, 12.Tyler BOYD, 15.Jason HICKS, 17.Vince LIA, 18.Ben SIGMUND, 19.Hamish WATSON, 20.Lewis ITALIANO (GK), 21.Carlos HERNANDEZ, 22.Andrew DURANTE (c), 23.Matthew RIDENTON, 24.Roy KRISHNA, 25.Shaun TIMMINS.
**One to be omitted**
Ins: 2.Manny MUSCAT (returns from suspension), 19.Hamish WATSON (promoted)
Outs: 6.Josh BRINDELL-SOUTH (ankle injury).
Unavailable: 3.Reece CAIRA (fractured cheekbone 6-8 weeks), 7.Leo BERTOS (groin injury (2 to 3 weeks), 8.Paul IFILL (ruptured Achilles, season), 13.Albert RIERA (groin injury season),16.Louis FENTON (shoulder injury, season).