Bridge and Antonis Close To Comebacks

Injured Sydney FC duo Mark Bridge and Terry Antonis could return to the starting line-up against the Newcastle Jets on Saturday.

Injured Sydney FC duo Mark Bridge and Terry Antonis could return to the starting line-up against the Newcastle Jets on Saturday.

The pair have returned to training and coach Vitezslav Lavicka says they are in contention to play.

“Some players are close after coming back from injury, like Mark Bridge and Terry Antonis but it-s hard to say now if they will be available this weekend or later on.”

The Sky Blues coach will assess the two after Friday-s training session before heading up the F3 in preparation for Saturday-s game.

“I have to check with them first. I have to check with the medical staff because I have respect for them.

“If the physio, doctor or fitness coach say they are not ready to play, I respect that. We need fully fit players to play.”

Lavicka also spoke about his future at Sydney FC - see more in our press conference video.

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