The Wanderers are seeking redemption against Central Coast on Monday night to make up for last year’s grand final loss.
Western Sydney will go in as firm favourites but the match is expected to be close between the fierce rivals.
Central Coast have never scored a goal at Wanderland and the Wanderers will be keen to keep this record in tact. The teams last meet in the first round of the season with resulted in a 1-1 draw.
The Wanderers also resigned two players during the week. Ante Covic and Shannon re-signed with the Club for a further one and two years respectively.
LIVE COVERAGE from 6.30PM on 893fm.com.au, Kick off at 7PM.
Western Sydney Wanderers Squad:
1.Ante COVIC (gk), 3.Adam D’APUZZO, 4.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 5.Michael BEAUCHAMP (c), 6.Jerome POLENZ, 7.Labinot HALITI, 8.Mateo POLJAK, 9. Tomi JURIC, 12.Tahj MINNIECON, 13.Matthew SPIRANOVIC, 14. Kwabena APPIAH, 17.Youssouf HERSI, 18.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 20.Jerrad TYSON (gk) , 21.Shinji ONO, 22. Dean HEFFERNAN, 23.Jason TRIFIRO, 26. Jaushua SOTIRIO (Two to be omitted)
Ins: 12.Tahj MINNIECON, 5. Michael BEAUCHAMP (promoted), 23.Jason TRIFIRO (promoted), 9. Tomi Juric (returns from injury)
Outs: 10.Aaron MOOY (injured), 19.Mark BRIDGE (injured)
Unavailable: 2.Shannon COLE (thigh), 11.Brendon SANTALAB
Central Coast Squad:
1. Justin PASFIELD (Gk), 2. Daniel MCBREEN, 3. Joshua ROSE, 4. Marcel SEIP, 5. Zachary ANDERSON, 7. John HUTCHINSON (C), 8. Nick MONTGOMERY, 9. Mitchell DUKE, 10. Marcos FLORES, 11. Nick FITZGERALD, 12. Liam REDDY (Gk), 14. Michael MCGLINCHEY, 15. Storm ROUX, 16. Trent SAINSBURY, 17. Anthony CACERES, 19. Matt SIMON, 21. Mile STERJOVSKI (one to be omitted)
Ins: 5. Zachary ANDERSON (promoted), 14. Michael MCGLINCHEY (returns from
Outs: 13. Hayden MORTON (Foxtel National Youth League)
Unavailable: 22. Tom SLATER (back ¬ 2 weeks), 23. Adam KWASNIK (knee ¬indefinite)