Emerton Back For Crucial Sydney FC Clash

Sydney FC takes on the rejuvenated Perth Glory at the Sydney Football Stadium on Saturday night buoyed but the return of Brett Emerton but facing a Glory team fresh from three straight wins that has seen them score 11 goals.

Sydney FC takes on the rejuvenated Perth Glory at the Sydney Football Stadium on Saturday night buoyed but the return of Brett Emerton but facing a Glory team fresh from three straight wins that has seen them score 11 goals.

Emerton will return from a hamstring strain but Captain Terry McFlynn will miss the match after picking up his 8th yellow card of the season last weekend.

"All is good now, I've had a good recovery," said Emerton. "It would have been touch and go for last weekend but I've got a good weeks training under my belt and am looking forward to coming in, playing well and making a difference.

"I think it's arguably the most important game of our season so far. Perth are doing well but that doesn't mean that we can't go out there and get one over them.

"I think historically we've done well against them, so I think we can do it again."

Sydney FC fans will also get the opportunity to see the stars of the future with the annual National Youth League curtain raiser seeing the Sydney FC Youth Team taking on Perth Glory at the SFS before the A-League fixture.

MATCH DETAILS Sydney FC v Perth Glory Saturday 11 February Sydney Football Stadium Kick off 7.45pm (Youth League kicks off at 5pm)

DID YOU KNOW • Brett Emerton returns from a hamstring injury for the match and will speak to the media before training at the SFS tomorrow (THURSDAY)

• Sydney FC will donate money to the Children-s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) to celebrate the start of its Community Partnership on Saturday night.

• Captain Terry McFlynn misses the match through suspension.

• The Sydney FC v Perth Glory Youth League game will be played as a curtain raiser at the SFS.

• Sydney FC has won five of the last seven matches between the two teams with another two games finishing level since the last time Perth Glory defeated Sydney FC in November 2009.

• This fixture sees Perth Glory play at the Sydney Football Stadium for the first time since December 2008 as the last three fixtures in NSW have been played at Parramatta Stadium (twice) and Campbelltown Stadium.

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