Squad announced for Perth clash


Melbourne Heart FC head west to tackle Perth Glory at nib Stadium on Friday evening. Check out the squads ahead of the Round 14 Hyundai A-League clash.

Melbourne Heart FC Head Coach John van’t Schip has promised not to make sweeping changes to his squad; however, will travel with two new faces to face Perth Glory on Friday night.

With Stefan Mauk, who played a cameo off the bench in last week’s 0-0 draw with Central Coast Mariners at Bluetongue Stadium, and David Vrankovic away on international duty with the Young Socceroos, Dylan Macallister and Benjamin Garuccio have been injected into the side.

Macallister’s selection follows his steady progress after sustaining a hamstring injury in training earlier in the season, which has seen him sidelined and yet to feature in an Hyundai A-League match this season.

“He has been going well he played 90 minutes a week ago with the [Foxtel National Youth League] team and the week before that he played 60 minutes so he’s near to playing a role in the first team, that’s why he’s with the squad,” Melbourne Heart FC Head Coach John van’t Schip said.

“Dylan is ready to help us if we need him, and hopefully in the coming weeks he will continue to get stronger and better.”

Garuccio and Macallister are yet to play this season and may play some part in Friday night’s game.

Jeremy Walker has also been named in the preliminary 18-man squad, and the right-back has featured in three matches this season, in the absence of Jason Hoffman after the number 17 suffered a groin injury last year.

Check out the full list of ins and outs for both Melbourne Heart and Perth Glory

Match Details
Friday, 10 January 2014
Perth Glory v Melbourne Heart
nib Stadium, Perth
Kick-off: 6:45pm local (9:45pm AEDT)
Referee: Peter Green
Assistant Referee 1: Mathew Cheeseman
Assistant Referee 2: Josh Mannella
Fourth Official: David Bruce

TV Broadcast: 9:30pm (AEDT) Live and exclusive coverage on FOX Sports 1HD and Sky Sport 3 (New Zealand).
Radio Broadcast: 720 ABC Perth, ABC Local Radio WA, 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Local Radio Victoria Grandstand Digital and Online/Mobile phone app. Sport FM (Perth)
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Perth Glory Squad: 1.Daniel VUKOVIC (GK), 2.Jack CLISBY, 3.Brandon O-NEILL, 6.Cameron EDWARDS, 7. Jacob BURNS, 9. Shane SMELTZ, 11. Adrian ZAHRA, 14.Steven McGARRY, 15. Isaka CERNAK, 16.Sidnei SCIOLA MORAES, 17. Chris HAROLD, 20. Danny DE SILVA, 22. Ndumba MAKECHE, 23.Michael THWAITE, 24.Matthew DAVIES, 25. Riley WOODCOCK, 39. Luke RADONICH (GK)
**One to be omitted **
Ins: 7. Jacob BURNS (returns from suspension), 9. Shane SMELTZ (returns from injury), 39. Luke RADONICH (GK) (promoted)
Outs: 4.Ryan EDWARDS (International Duty – young Socceroos), 18.Jack DUNCAN (International Duty)
Unavailable: Travis DODD (knee – indefinite), William GALLAS (calf – 1 week), Scott JAMIESON (achilles – indefinite), Jamie MACLAREN (groin – 1 week), Ryo NAGAI (hamstring – 2-3 weeks)

Melbourne Heart FC Squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 2.Jeremy WALKER, 3.Robbie WIELAERT, 6.Patrick GERHARDT, 7.Iain RAMSAY, 8.Massimo MURDOCCA, 9.Dylan MACALLISTER, 10.Harry KEWELL (C), 11.Michael MIFSUD, 15.David WILLIAMS, 16.Aziz BEHICH, 17.Jason HOFFMAN, 19.Ben GARUCCIO, 20.Tando VELAPHI (GK), 22.Nick KALMAR, 23.Mate DUGANDZIC, 24.Patrick KISNORBO, 25.Andrea MIGLIORINI **Two to be omitted**
Ins: 2. Jeremy WALKER (promoted), 9. Dylan MACALLISTER (promoted), 19. Ben GARUCCIO (promoted)
Outs: 21. Stefan MAUK (International Duty – Young Socceroos)
Unavailable: 4.Orlando ENGELAAR (Fractured tibia – 2-6 weeks), 13.Jonatan GERMANO (Calf – 3-4 weeks), 18.David Vrankovic (International Duty – Young Socceroos)