Gary van Egmond is expected to make some changes to this week’s line-up.
With only four days to prepare for Wednesday night-s home game, Gary van Egmond is expected to make some changes to this week-s line-up to make sure his players can compete with a mobile Gold Coast United.
“It is important the team is as fresh as possible for Wednesday-s game and we might have a look at some of the younger boys to do the job for us,” the coach said.
“Gold Coast are doing really well and are starting to play some good football so it is going to be a tough game.”
Van Egmond has ruled out Jobe Wheelhouse and Francis Jeffers, with Wheelhouse still suffering the effects of an infection in his foot and Jeffers a little worse for wear after rolling his ankle during the teams 1-all draw to Perth Glory on Saturday night.
“Unfortunately Francis and Jobe will not participate and are also in doubt for the following week-s game against Melbourne Victory,” he explained.
“We have the likes of Marko Jesic, Labinot Haliti, Ryan Griffiths, Jeremy Brockie and James Virgili who can play at point so we have a few options.
“While I don-t think Marko is ready for 90 minutes of football, he is starting to get himself in the mix.”
Saturday-s game was a huge occasion for Michael Bridges who not only started for the first time since coming out of retirement but also managed to play for 90 minutes.
“We will have a chat to Bridgey, we will probably get more out of him for the Victory game but I know what he is like and he will want to play 90 minutes against Gold Coast,” van Egmond added.
“Bridgey is experienced and knows his body better than anyone so we will go off that.”
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