Carle and Kisel To Return For Sydney

Sydney FC duo Nick Carle and Karol Kisel will make a timely return from injury and suspension when the Sky Blues take on the Central Coast Mariners at the Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday.

Sydney FC duo Nick Carle and Karol Kisel will make a timely return from injury and suspension when the Sky Blues take on the Central Coast Mariners at the Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday.

The experienced pair returns in time for what is a season-defining clash with the high-flying Mariners after Sydney FC suffered back-to-back losses to Melbourne Heart and Wellington Phoenix over the Christmas/New Year period.

"The hammy's fine, I'm feeling good after putting in a few hard weeks training to get myself back on the park, so can't wait for the weekend," said Carle who has recovered from a hamstring strain suffered in the game at Newcastle before Christmas.

The midfielder acknowledges the performances this weekend's opponents the Mariners have been putting in but is confident Sydney can do the business.

"You can't shy away from the fact that they're playing great football at the minute and they're top of the league because they deserve to be, so you've got to give them full credit.

"But if we look at ourselves and concentrate on what we need to do right and we play the way we know we can, then i think we're a good chance."

Harbour v Coast this Sun 8 Jan. SFC go up against local rivals the Mariners at 4pm. Get down to the SFS and protect your home turf by cheering on the Sky Blues! Adults from only $20. Tickets are still available from Ticketek.

Fans can also purchase 3-Game Packs for games in the New Year starting from only $50 for adults. Details for the Big Night Out Pack (including Melbourne Victory game) and the Football Funday Packs can be found here on our website.

For more information on the club's January holiday clinics check out our Community Programs and see Youth Team Head coach Ian Crook-s interview.

Sydney FC squad 1. Liam Reddy, 2. Sebastian Ryall, 3. Jamie Coyne, 4. Pascal Bosschaart, 5. Michael Beauchamp, 7. Brett Emerton, 8. Karol Kisel, 9. Bruno Cazarine, 10. Nick Carle, 11. Dimi Petratos, 12. Shannon Cole, 15. Terry McFlynn (c), 17. Terry Antonis, 18. Juho Makela, 19. Mark Bridge, 20. Ivan Necevski, 21. Scott Jamieson, 23. Rhyan Grant (three to be omitted).

Also this week: • Sydney FC crowds have increased 63 per cent in 2011/12 from last season with an average attendance of 13,094 for the six home games so far this season.