Matchday Saturday on The Stoppage Time returns with more A-League action. This Saturday, Kevin Muscat‘s Melbourne Victory will look to rectify their poor form at nib Stadium in Perth, Western Australia when the Big V takes on Kenny Lowe‘s Perth Glory, headlined by Diego Castro and Chris Harold. This Live Blog includes bonus coverage of Wellington Phoenix vs. Central Coast Mariners and Sydney FC vs. Brisbane Roar.
Hyundai A-League 2015/16 Round 17
Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory
Saturday, January 30, 9.40pm AEDT, 6.40pm local
nib Stadium, Perth
TV: Live on Fox Sports 505 from 9.40pm AEDT
Radio: 720 ABC Perth, 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Local Radio WA, ABC Local Radio Victoria, online and A-League Live via the ABC Radio mobile app
Online: Join the conversation on Twitter using #PERvMVC and #MVFC
Melbourne Victory squad (two to be omitted): 1.Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 2.Jason GERIA, 3.Scott GALLOWAY, 4.Nick ANSELL, 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 6.Leigh BROXHAM (c), 7.Gui FINKLER, 8.Besart BERISHA, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.Archie THOMPSON, 13.Oliver BOZANIC, 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH, 16.Rashid MAHAZI, 17.Matthieu DELPIERRE, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 22.Jesse MAKAROUNAS, 23.Jai INGHAM, 24.Thomas DENG
Ins: 3.Scott GALLOWAY (promoted), 24.Thomas DENG (promoted)
Unavailable: 21.Carl VALERI (ill – indefinite)
“I always work as hard as I can at training to improve. I think over the three years I’ve been at Victory, I’ve made lots of improvements in my personal game,” said Jesse Makarounas, who will be slated to make an impact on Saturday. “We’ve got such a great team and such good players playing in my position, and we’ve had a successful few years.
“Obviously it’s hard for me to sometimes sit on the bench and not play as much as I can, but the message from the coaching staff is to always stay positive and keep working as hard as I can. The biggest thing for me is when I get my opportunity, I have to take it and try to push to push one of the boys like Finkler or Bozanic or Mahazi out of the team, so I can get more time.”
Kickoff is scheduled for 2:40 a.m. PT/5:40 a.m. ET, with the live blog starting Friday night at 10 p.m. PT/1 a.m. ET (Saturday). Keep it right here on The Stoppage Time for more A-League news. Follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook.