Squad named for Mariners match


Check out the preliminary squad announcement for Melbourne Heart FC’s Round 13 Hyundai A-League clash against the Central Coast Mariners at Bluetongue Stadium.

Check out the preliminary squad announcement for Melbourne Heart FC’s Round 13 Hyundai A-League clash against the Central Coast Mariners at Bluetongue Stadium.

Sunday’s match will be John van’t Schip’s first in charge in season 2013-14, after he was appointed interim Head Coach on Monday.

Van’t Schip will have close to a full squad at his disposal, with only Orlando Engelaar and Jonatan Germano still recovering from injury. Both are making steady progress.

Patrick Kisnorbo, who faced the Mariners in the Round 2 showdown at AAMI Park between the two sides, will return after serving a one-match suspension, received for a straight red card in the Melbourne Derby, and served in Round 12 when the Red and White faced Wellington Phoenix.

In the last match between the Mariners and the Heart, a David Williams double gave Melbourne Heart a 2-0 lead, before a controversial pair of penalties from Mariners’ marquee Marcos Flores saw both sides share the spoils.

Flores will be unavailable for Sunday’s match after the Mariners announced the Argentine sustained an injury to his right knee at training on Thursday.

Flores will have scans on the injury on Friday which will determine the extent of the injury; however, it is expected the play-maker will be sidelined for a substantial period.

Check out the full preliminary squad announcements from both clubs, below.

Match Details
Central Coast Mariners v Melbourne Heart FC
Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Kick-off: 5.00pm local (5.00pm AEDT)
Referee: Jarred Gillett
Assistant Referee 1: David Walsh
Assistant Referee 2: Leigh Pigram
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 92.5 ABC Central Coast, 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Local radio Victoria, Grandstand Digital, Online/Mobile phone app
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Central Coast Mariners Squad: 1. Justin PASFIELD (Gk), 2. Daniel MCBREEN, 3. Joshua ROSE, 4. Marcel SEIP, 5. Zachary ANDERSON, 6. Brent GRIFFITHS, 7. John HUTCHINSON (C), 8. Nick MONTGOMERY, 9. Mitchell DUKE, 11. Nick FITZGERALD, 12. Liam REDDY (Gk), 13. Hayden MORTON, 14. Michael MCGLINCHEY, 15. Storm ROUX, 16. Trent SAINSBURY, 17. Anthony CACERES, 19. Matt SIMON, 21. Mile STERJOVSKI *two to be omitted*
Ins: 6. Brent GRIFFITHS, 13. Hayden MORTON, 17. Anthony CACERES (all promoted)
Outs: 10. Marcos FLORES (knee – indefinite {tests Friday})
Unavailable: 22. Tom SLATER (back – 1 week), 23. Adam KWASNIK (knee – season)

Melbourne Heart Squad: 1. Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 3. Robbie WIELAERT, 6. Patrick GERHARDT, 7. Iain RAMSAY, 8. Massimo MURDOCCA, 10. Harry KEWELL (C), 11.Michael MIFSUD, 14. Golgol MEBRAHTU, 15. David WILLIAMS, 16. Aziz BEHICH, 17. Jason HOFFMAN, 18. David Vrankovic, 20. Tando VELAPHI (GK), 21. Stefan MAUK, 22. Nick KALMAR, 23. Mate DUGANDZIC, 24. Patrick KISNORBO, 25. Andrea MIGLIORINI ***Two to be omitted***
Ins: 21. Stefan MAUK (promoted), 24. Patrick KISNORBO (returns from suspension)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 4. Orlando ENGELAAR (Fractured tibia – 2-6 weeks), 13. Jonatan GERMANO (Calf – 3-4 weeks)