Ivan Necevski ready to replace injured Liam Reddy

Sydney FC custodian Ivan Necevski is ready to take on Adelaide United after he was called in to replace Liam Reddy between the sticks for the crucial Hyundai A-League clash at Hindmarsh Stadium tomorrow.

Sydney FC custodian Ivan Necevski is ready to take on Adelaide United after he was called in to replace Liam Reddy between the sticks for the crucial Hyundai A-League clash at Hindmarsh Stadium tomorrow.

Necevski, who played 13 matches for Sydney FC last season, received a call up after Reddy failed to recover from a knock to his right quad muscle he suffered against Brisbane Roar last weekend.

The 31-year-old has played 28 A-League games and is prepared to take the opportunity.

“It-s a good opportunity for me,” Necevski said. “Football is a funny game, especially for goalkeepers and opportunities always come along. Now it is up to me to take this opportunity and stake a claim to stay in the team past this weekend. That is only going to happen if I play well so I am focussing on this game and this game only.

“Being on the bench is tough but I always tried to stay positive physically and mentally so that I am ready when the opportunity comes.

“Adelaide is going to be tough. They were very good against Melbourne Victory last week and when they had a chance through a defensive mistake they took that chance and punished them.”

Sydney FC National Youth League goalkeeper Ryan Norval will deputise for Ivan Necevski on the bench.

MATCH DETAILS Adelaide United v Sydney FC Hindmarsh Stadium Saturday 22 October 5.30pm kick off (Sydney time)