Ins & Outs: City v Wanderers

Carl Robinson

Head coach Carl Robinson has named his extended squad for tomorrow night’s clash against Melbourne City at AAMI Park.

Two of the A-League’s in-form sides face off against each other as Melbourne City meet Western Sydney Wanderers, after Sydney FC attempt to secure the Westfield W-League Premiers Plate with a win against Canberra United in a Friday night double-header. 

All eyes will be on AAMI Park come Friday night as free-scoring City battle it out against a Wanderers outfit who are on a hot streak of their own.

Wanderers sit in second spot ahead of this showdown after having enjoyed three wins on the bounce. Mitch Duke has been the star man up front, with three goals in his last two appearances.

The visitors will have the added incentive of knowing they will go top of the A-League ladder for the first time this season if they overcome City by three or more goals.

City meanwhile have been relentless with five straight wins and four consecutive clean sheets to show for what has been a purple streak for Patrick Kisnorbo’s side.

Jamie Maclaren is in the form of his life after he notched his 11th goal of the campaign in their 2-0 victory against leaders Central Coast Mariners on Monday night.

The last meeting between these two sides ended 2-0 to City at Bankwest Stadium at the beginning of March with Maclaren helping himself to a brace.

Duke

Melbourne City v Western Sydney Wanderers
Friday, 26 March 2021
Venue: AAMI Park
Kick-off: 7:05pm
Broadcast: Fox Sports 505
Stream: MyFootball Live App, Kayo Sports

Western Sydney Wanderers FC: 2.Ziggy GORDON, 4.Dylan McGOWAN (C), 6.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 7.Bruce KAMAU, 8.Jordan O’DOHERTY, 9.Bernie IBINI, 10.Simon COX, 11.Kwame YEBOAH, 12.Mitch DUKE, 13.Tate RUSSELL, 14.James TROISI, 17.Keanu BACCUS, 18.Graham DORRANS, 19.Jordon MUTCH, 27.Nicolai MULLER, 29.Daniel WILMERING, 30.Daniel MARGUSH (GK), 33.Mark NATTA, 39.Thomas AQUILINA, 40.Noah JAMES (GK).

Ins: 6.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS (promoted), 8.Jordan O’DOHERTY (promoted)
Outs: N/A
Unavailable: 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (long term injury)