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Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners preview

Midweek football kicks-off tomorrow night at the Sydney Football Stadium when Sydney FC take on Central Coast Mariners in the F3 derby.

A win for the Sky Blues will take them top of the Hyundai A-League but Lawrie McKinna's Mariners will be out to prove their finals credentials and cement their place in the top 6 with three points at the SFS.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009 Sydney FC v Central Coast MarinersSydney Football Stadium, Sydney Local kick-off: 7.30pm Referee: Matthew Breeze

Live & exclusive broadcast on Fox Sports 2 and Sky Sports 1. Hyundai A-League club broadcast partner is Coast FM 96.3 (Gosford). To purchase tickets visit www.ticketek.com.au

Sydney FC squad: 1. Clint BOLTON (gk), 2. Sebastian RYALL, 3.Stephan KELLER, 4. Simon COLISIMO, 6. Karol KISEL, 7. Brendan GAN, 8. Stuart MUSIALIK, 9. John ALOISI, 10. Steve CORICA (c), 12. Shannon COLE, 14. Alex BROSQUE, 15. Terry MCFLYNN, 16. Chris PAYNE, 19. Mark BRIDGE, 20. Ivan NECEVSKI (gk), 22. Sung Hwan BYUN, 23. Rhyan GRANT *two to be omitted*

In: Simon COLOSIMO (returns from suspension), John ALOISI (returns from injury) Out: Adam CASEY (suspended - 1 week) Unavailable: Kofi DANNING (knee - season)

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1. Andrew REDMAYNE (gk), 2. Matthew CROWELL, 3. Shane HUKE, 4. Pedj BOJIC, 5. Brad PORTER, 7. John HUTCHINSON, 8. Dean HEFFERNAN, 9. Nik MRDJA, 11. Dylan MACALLISTER, 12. Matthew LEWIS, 14. Michael McGLINCHEY, 15. Andrew CLARK, 16. Nigel BOOGAARD, 18. Alex WILKINSON (c), 19. Matt SIMON, 20. Danny VUKOVIC (gk), 21. Ahmad ELRICH, 22. Nicky TRAVIS, 23. Adam KWASNIK. *four to be omitted*

In: John HUTCHINSON (returns from suspension), Dean HEFFERNAN (returns from suspension), Nik MRDJA (promoted), Matthew CROWELL (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Chris DOIG (quad - 1 week)

Head-to-Heads: Played 15: Sydney FC wins 7, Central Coast Mariners wins 4 (4 draws)

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