Ins & Outs: Perth v Wanderers

Carl Robinson

Head coach Carl Robinson has named his extended squad for Sunday night’s match against Perth Glory at HBF Park. 

The Wanderers will travel to Western Australia for the first time this season with sights set on an important three points against Perth Glory.

Every match is a must-win game for the Red & Black who sit on the cusp of playing Finals football this season. 

Robinson’s men will be filled with confidence after a 5-0 thrashing of Western United at Bankwest Stadium last week. 

Midfielder James Troisi played his part in four of his side’s five goals as the Red & Black sliced United apart with two first-half strikes and a further three in the second 45.

Troisi got the ball rolling with a wicked left-footed strike which beat United ‘keeper Ryan Scott on its way into the top-left corner in the 19th minute, before defender Ziggy Gordon made it 2-0 before half-time, arriving at the front post to send a Troisi corner off the deck and over Scott to find the back of the net.

Bruce Kamau got amongst the goals after the break, scoring with ease after being left all alone in the box to brush Troisi’s cross off the left flank home. Soon after the Wanderers made it four, after United substitute Dylan Pierias sent a venomous Troisi ball off the left flank into his own net.

The home side played with style and tenacity, adding a clinical touch to finish the bulk of its genuine chances. With the final result well and truly put to bed, Bernie Ibini emerged off the bench to score his side’s fifth heading into added time to cap off the impressive win in Wanderland.

Perth similarly head into the match after a convincing 3-0 result against United, who they faced on Wednesday night at HBF Park. 

Bruno Fornaroli buried a free-kick into the top-right corner of the visiting side’s goal to start the scoring in the first half, before Chris Ikonomidis found a gap between United ‘keeper Ryan Scott’s legs to double the advantage in the 22nd minute, scoring his third goal in as many A-League games.

Tempers flared between both sides in the final minutes as a series of tense altercations occurred across the park, as the scoreline remained at 3-0 in Perth’s favour to the final whistle.

James Troisi celebration

Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers
Sunday 16 May 2021,  8:15pm
HBF Park

Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 2.Ziggy GORDON, 4.Dylan MCGOWAN, 6.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 7.Bruce KAMAU, 8.Steven UGARKOVIC, 9.Bernie IBINI, 11.Kwame YEBOAH, 12.Mitchell DUKE, 13.Tate RUSSELL, 14.James TROISI, 17.Keanu BACCUS, 18.Graham DORRANS, 19.Jordon MUTCH, 27.Nicolai MULLER, 30.Daniel MARGUSH (GK), 33.Mark NATTA, 34.Patrick ZIEGLER, 39.Thomas AQUILINA, 50.Oliver KALAC (GK), 77.Scott MCDONALD
**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 4.Dylan MCGOWAN (promoted), 11.Kwame YEBOAH (promoted), 50.Oliver KALAC (promoted)
Outs: 40.Noah JAMES (gk) (Not selected)
Unavailable: 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (long term injury), 10.Simon COX (Departed)