Central Coast’s Macallister ruled out of A-League opener

Dylan Macallister will not pay for the Central Coast Mariners in their A-League season opener against Melbourne Victory on Thursday.

Dylan Macallister will not pay for the Central Coast Mariners in their A-League season opener against Melbourne Victory on Thursday.

Macallister required shoulder surgery during pre-season and although he will be back in training next week, is not worth the risk as the other strikers are in good order.

"The scans are OK. Dylan can resume training on Monday but there's really no need to risk him next week," Mariners coach Lawrie McKinna said yesterday.

"The other three guys (Matt Simon, Nik Mrdja and Adam Kwasnik) are all fit."