FIVE must-read articles before our first Isuzu UTE A-League fixture of the season

Get to know some of the 2023/24 Isuzu UTE A-Leagues team ahead of the Wanderers first match of the season.

1. Antonsson’s sliding door moment

Western Sydney Wanderers striker Marcus Antonsson speaks to aleagues.com.au about his storied career in Europe and the pedigree he brings to Marko Rudan’s forward line this season.

2. Bonetig all business on the pitch

Alex Bonetig is one of the most promising defenders to have come through the youth ranks at Western Sydney Wanderers. The centre back, who signed a scholarship deal in 2022, has slowly been integrated into the team over the past year, yet the 21-year-old admits it was only very recently that he took up a position in the rearguard of the pitch.

3. Milanovic looking to build on positives

Young attacker Nicolas Milanovic impressed as a mid-season signing for the Western Sydney Wanderers, and he is looking to build on his positive performances in Red & Black in season 2023/24.

4. Pierias ready to achieve big things

Dylan Pierias has already had some great achievements in his career to date; he was the first player born in the 21st century to play in the A-League Men, he won a championship with Western United, and he was part of the Olyroos side that went to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

5. Grdic following in Father’s footsteps

Football has always been part of Doni Grdić’s life, after all his father Anthony was a professional footballer who played in Australia, Croatia and China. So it was little surprise that the younger Grdić followed his father into the sport, and even played in the same position.