Team News: Central Coast vs Melbourne City


The teams are in for Thursday’s clash with Central Coast Mariners in Gosford. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s side!

City sees the return of Patrick Kisnorbo this week with Head Coach John van’t Schip declaring the centre back fit and firing for the clash. With Jacob Melling currently sitting in defence, the Dutchman may need to reshuffle his cards with the return of his captain.

Ben Garuccio and Steve Kuzmanovski have also been added to the extended squad.

The big exclusion from this week’s side however has been that of Corey Gameiro. The striker went under the knife this week after rupturing his ACL for the second time in two seasons and will miss the rest of the 2015/16 Hyundai A-League season.

With Corey in their minds, City will head to the Central Coast looking to pick up their first win at the stadium with the chance to build momentum towards another difficult away trip to Newcastle next week.

Match Details

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Central Coast Mariners v Melbourne City FC

Central Coast Stadium, Gosford

Kick-Off: 8:00 PM (Local) (8:00 PM (AEDT))

Referee: Strebre Delovski

Assistant Referee 1: Lance Greenshields

Assistant Referee 2: Andrej Giev

Fourth Official: Trent Nash

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7.30pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 1 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: 92.5 ABC Central Coast, 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Local Radio Vic, ABC Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Radio Mobile App – A-league Live. Coast FM 96.3 (Central Coast)

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #CCMvMCY

To purchase tickets visit www.aleague.com.au/tickets

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Paul IZZO (GK), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Josh ROSE (c), 4.Jacob POSCOLIERO, 5.Harry ASCROFT, 6.Mitch AUSTIN, 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 10.Anthony CACERES, 11.Nick FITZGERALD, 14.Daniel HEFFERNAN, 15.Matthew SIM, 16.Liam ROSE, 19.Josh BINGHAM, 20.Anthony KALIK, 21.Michael NEILL, 22.Jake McGING, 23.Tomislav USKOK, 40.Tom HEWARD-BELLE

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 6.Mitch AUSTIN (return from injury), 20.Anthony KALIK (promoted), 23.Tomislav USKOK (promoted)

Outs: 8.Nick MONTGOMERY (suspension – 1 week),

Unavailable: 7.Fabio FERREIRA, (hamstring – 1 week), 18.Glen TRIFIRO (back – 4 weeks)

Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Thomas SORENSEN (GK), 4.Connor CHAPMAN, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 6.Erik PAARTALU, 8.Aaron MOOY, 9.Harry NOVILLO, 15.David WILLIAMS, 18.Paulo RETRE, 19.Ben GARUCCIO, 20.Tando VELAPHI (GK), 21.Stefan MAUK, 22.Jack CLISBY, 23.Bruno FORNAROLI, 24.Patrick KISNORBO, 25.Jacob MELLING, 28.Steve KUZMANOVSKI, 36.Matt MILLAR, 30.Hernan ESPINDOLA

***two to be omitted***

Ins: 19.Ben GARUCCIO (promoted), 24.Patrick KISNORBO (returns from injury), 28.Steve KUZMANOVSKI (promoted)

Outs: 7.Corey GAMEIRO (knee – season)

Unavailable: 3.Aaron HUGHES (calf – 1 week), 10.Robi KOREN (calf – 1 week), 11.Michael ZULLO (calf – undisclosed), 14.James BROWN (foot – 4-6 weeks), 26.Marc MARINO (knee – 4-6 weeks)