Hyundai Ins and Outs: Round 18

Japanese superstar Keisuke Honda has been named to return for Melbourne Victory's blockbuster top-of-the-table clash against Perth Glory on Sunday.

Victory's marquee man hasn't featured since Round 8 due to a hamstring injury but returns at the perfect time as Kevin Muscat's men look to close the gap to Glory by getting a win at AAMI Park.

Jamie Maclaren is set to make his Melbourne City debut in the home clash against Adelaide United, who have their own new striker in Jordy Thomassen in their squad.

HOW TO WATCH: All five Hyundai A-League games in Round 18
WATCH FOR FREE: How to watch the Hyundai A-League LIVE and FREE
JANUARY WINDOW:
 Hyundai A-League summer transfer wrap

Iranian star Reza Ghoochannejhad is one of three big names added to Sydney FC's squad, while there's some mixed news for the Western Sydney Wanderers.

German pair Alex Baumjohann and Patrick Ziegler are back for their clash with Central Coast Mariners but Caltex Socceroos defender Josh Risdon is set to miss a month due to injury.

Read on for all the important team news!

Friday, 8 February 2019

Brisbane Roar v Sydney FC

Brisbane Roar FC squad: 1.Brendan WHITE (gk), 3.Luke DEVERE, 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 9.Adam TAGGART, 11.Eric BAUTHEAC, 12.Ruon TONGYIK, 14.Alex LOPEZ, 15.Stefan NIGRO, 16.Charles LOKOLI-NGOY, 17.Matt MCKAY (c), 18.Joe CALETTI, 19.Jack HINGERT, 22.Tobias MIKKELSEN, 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 31.Macklin FREKE (gk), 33.HENRIQUE, 38.Izaack POWELL **two to be omitted**

Ins: 3.Luke DEVERE (promoted), 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN (promoted), 12.Ruon TONGYIK (new signing), 16.Charles LOKOLI-NGOY (new signing), 31.Macklin FREKE (gk) (promoted), 38.Izaack POWELL (promoted)
Outs: 2.Dane INGHAM (suspended), 4.Daniel BOWLES (suspended), 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk) (suspended), 26.Nicholas D’AGOSTINO (not selected)
Unavailable: 10.Brett HOLMAN (knee), 13.Stefan MAUK (groin), 24.Connor O’Toole (broken leg)

Sydney FC squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 2.Aaron CALVER, 3.Ben WARLAND, 4.Alex WILKINSON, 6.Josh BRILLANTE, 7.Michael ZULLO, 8.Paulo RETRE, 9.Adam LE FONDRE, 10.Milos NINKOVIC, 11.Daniel DE SILVA, 13.Brandon O’NEILL, 14.Alex BROSQUE (c), 16. Reza GHOOCHANNEJHAD, 17.Anthony CACERES,  20.Alex CISAK (gk), 21. Mitch AUSTIN, 23.Rhyan GRANT, 31.Luke IVANOVIC. **two to be omitted**

Ins: 7.Michael ZULLO (return from suspension), 14.Alex BROSQUE (return from injury), 16. Reza GHOOCHANNEJHAD (new signing), 17.Anthony CACERES (return from injury).
Outs: 5. Jop van der LINDEN (not selected), 24. Cam DEVLIN (not selected).
Unavailable: 12.Trent BUHAGIAR (ACL – indefinite), 22.Siem DE JONG (knee – 2 weeks), 19.Chris ZUVELA (knee – indefinite).


Friday, 8 February 2019
Brisbane Roar FC v 
Sydney FC
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick-Off:
 6:50PM (Local) (7:50PM (AEDT))

Referee: Jonathan Barreiro
Assistant Referee 1: David Walsh
Assistant Referee 2: Nathan MacDonald
Fourth Official: Jarred Gillett
VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7.00pm (AEDT), Sky Sport Pop-Up 2 (New Zealand) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers
Radio Broadcast: ABC News on Radio, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Listen App – A-League Live.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash tag #BRIvSYD
To purchase tickets visit www.a-league.com.au/tickets

PREVIEW: Roar v Sydney
SIGNING NEWS: Grant has Sydney FC legends in his sights after new three-year deal

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Central Coast Mariners

Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 5.Brendan HAMILL, 8.Jordan O’DOHERTY, 9.Oriol RIERA, 10.Alex BAUMJOHANN, 11.Bruce KAMAU, 12.Mitchell DUKE, 13.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS, 16.Jaushua SOTIRIO, 17.Keanu BACCUS, 18.Marc TOKICH, 20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (gk), 21.Tarek ELRICH, 24.Raul LLORENTE, 27.Kwame YEBOAH, 28.Roly BONEVACIA, 33.Tate RUSSELL, 34.Patrick ZIEGLER, 40.Nicholas SUMAN (gk)  **two to be omitted**

Ins: 10.Alex BAUMJOHANN (returns from injury), 13.Tass MOURDOUKOUTAS (promoted), 34.Patrick ZIEGLER (returns from injury)
Outs: 4.Josh RISDON (injury – four weeks)
Unavailable: 19.Mark BRIDGE (injury – one week) 

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1.Ben KENNEDY (gk), 2.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITS, 3.Jack CLISBY, 6.Tom HIARIEJ, 7.Andrew HOOLE, 8.Michael McGLINCHEY, 10.Tommy OAR, 11.Connor PAIN, 12.Adam PEARCE (gk), 13.Aiden O’NEILL, 15.Kye ROWLES, 18.Matt MILLAR, 19.Matt SIMON (c), 23.Mario SHABOW, 25.Jordan MURRAY, 28.Sam GRAHAM, 29.Stephen MALLON, 68.Jem KARACAN  **two to be omitted**

Ins: 23.Mario SHABOW (return from injury), 28.Sam GRAHAM (new signing), 29.Stephen MALLON (new signing)
Outs: 22.Jacob MELLING (suspended – 1 week – accumulation of yellow cards)
Unavailable: 21.Corey GAMEIRO (calf) & 4.Jake McGING (hamstring)


Saturday, 9 February 2019
Western Sydney Wanderers FC v 
Central Coast Mariners
Spotless Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park
Kick-Off:
 5:35PM (Local) (5:35PM (AEDT))

Referee: Shaun Evans
Assistant Referee 1: Lance Greenshields
Assistant Referee 2: Kearney Robinson
Fourth Official: Adrian Arndt
VAR: Kurt Ams

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 5.00pm (AEDT), Sky Sport Pop-Up 2 (New Zealand) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers
Radio Broadcast:. ABC News on Radio, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Listen App – A-League Live.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash tag #WSWvCCM
To purchase tickets visit www.a-league.com.au/tickets

PREVIEW: Wanderers v Mariners
TALKING POINTS: Is Hoole the Hyundai A-League's new free-kick specialist?

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Melbourne City v Adelaide United

Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI, 2.Ritchie De LAET, 3.Scott JAMIESON (c), 4.Harrison DELBRIDGE, 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD, 7.Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 8.Riley MCGREE, 9.Shayon HARRISON, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON, 18.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 19.Lachlan WALES, 21.Ramy NAJJARINE, 25.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER, 28.Jamie MACLAREN, 36.Dylan PIERIAS  **two to be omitted**

Ins: 9.Shayon HARRISON (new signing), 26.Jamie MACLAREN (new signing), 21.Ramy NAJJARINE (promoted)
Outs: 15.Kearyn BACCUS (yellow cards accumulation - 1 week)
Unavailable: Nil

Adelaide United squad: 1.Daniel MARGUŠ (gk), 2.Michael MARRONE, 3.Scott GALLOWAY, 4.Ryan STRAIN, 6.Vince LIA, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.Isaías SÁNCHEZ (c), , 11.Craig GOODWIN, 14.George BLACKWOOD, 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 17.Nikola MILEUSNIĆ, 19.Jordy THOMASSEN, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 23.Jordan ELSEY, 24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE, 31.Mirko BOLAND, 32.Carlo ARMIENTO  **two to be omitted**

Ins: 19.Jordy THOMASSEN (promoted), 24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE (promoted)
Outs: 10.Ken ILSØ (suspended - 1 week)
Unavailable: 9.Baba DIAWARA (knee), 18.Lachlan BROOK (knee), 26.Ben HALLORAN (ankle)


Saturday, 9 February 2019
Melbourne City FC v 
Adelaide United
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-Off:
 7:50PM (Local) (7:50PM (AEDT))

Referee: Peter Green
Assistant Referee 1: Andrew Lindsay
Assistant Referee 2: Tony Peart
Fourth Official: Jack Morgan
VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7.30pm (AEDT), 10 Bold from 7:30pm (AEDT), Sky Sport Pop-Up 2 (New Zealand) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers
Radio Broadcast: myfootballnation.com (SEN+, Sport FM Perth and 5AA). ABC News on Radio, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Listen App – A-League Live.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash tag #MCYvADL

To purchase tickets visit www.a-league.com.au/tickets

PREVIEW: City v Reds
NEW RECRUIT: Maclaren vows to add goals to kick-start City's title push

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Melbourne Victory v Perth Glory

Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matt ACTON (GK), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Corey BROWN, 4. Keisuke HONDA, 5. Georg NIEDERMEIER, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Kenny ATHIU, 8.Terry ANTONIS, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.James TROISI, 11.Ola TOIVONEN, 14.Tommy DENG, 15.Raul BAENA, 16.Josh HOPE, 17. James DONACHIE, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (GK), 24.Elvis KAMSOBA, 25.Anthony LESIOTIS **two to be omitted**

Ins: 2. Storm ROUX (return from injury), 4. Keisuke HONDA (return form injury), 17. James DONACHIE (promoted)
Outs: 21. Carl VALERI (injury)
Unavailable: Jai INGHAM (quad – TBC)

Perth Glory squad: 1.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 3.Jason DAVIDSON, 4.Shane LOWRY, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Joel CHIANESE, 9.Andy KEOGH, 11.Brendon SANTALAB, 13.Matthew SPIRANOVIC, 16.Tomislav MRCELA, 17.Diego CASTRO, 19.Chris IKONOMIDIS, 20.Jake BRIMMER, 22.Fabio FERREIRA, 23.Scott NEVILLE, 27.JUANDE, 33.Liam REDDY (gk), 88.Neil KILKENNY  **two to be omitted**

Ins: 16.Tomislav MRCELA, 22.Fabio FERREIRA,
Outs: None
Unavailable: 2.Alex GRANT (thigh – 1 week)


Sunday, 10 February 2019
Melbourne Victory v Perth Glory
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-Off:
 5:00PM (Local) (5:00PM (AEDT))

Referee: Jarred Gillett
Assistant Referee 1: Wilson Brown
Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Meimarakis
Fourth Official: Jonathan Barreiro
VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 4.30pm (AEDT), Sky Sport 4 (New Zealand) and MyFootball Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers
Radio Broadcast: myfootballnation.com (1116SEN, 2SM Super Radio and 6PR). ABC News on Radio, Grandstand Digital, Online & via the ABC Listen App – A-League Live.

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash tag #MVCvPER
To purchase tickets visit www.a-league.com.au/tickets

PREVIEW: Victory v Glory
GLORY GUN: Perth's Ikonomidis pumped for huge Victory clash in quest for Premiers' Plate