Marquee striker takes aim at Tigers

After watching from the sidelines during Sydney FC’s opening two trial matches, John Aloisi will make his first appearance of the season on Wednesday night in the Sky Blues’ State League friendly against the Sydney Tigers in Leichhardt.


After watching from the sidelines during Sydney FC-s opening two trial matches, John Aloisi will make his first appearance of the season on Wednesday night in the Sky Blues- State League friendly against the Sydney Tigers in Leichhardt.

Aloisi-s availability is an added boost for Sydney FC, which is out to build on the good work done during its opening two trials.

“John Aloisi will play part of the game, short part of the game first time,” said Sydney Coach, Vitezslav Lavicka. “So far (during the trials) we have been able to pick up good information. I think it-s very important for our season.”

While Sydney-s marquee man has been given the green light to play, Steve Corica won-t start at Lambert Park, with the Captain set to return from minor off-season knee surgery next week, against the Northern Tigers.

“He is practicing with the team and will play later,” explained Lavicka. “They (Corica and Aloisi) are both very important players for our squad, for our way to be successful this year.”

Sydney has at least one spot left to fill in its roster and will continue trialling players during its pre season campaign, with Englishman, James Vaughan and Uruguayan, Gustavo Latronico set to get their chance to impress tomorrow night in Leichhardt.

The Australian-based international players will take their places in a strong Sky Blues- lineup, with Sydney FC out to make it three straight wins in its community campaign.

The Lambert Park trial kicks off at 7:15pm on Wednesday night, with tickets available from the host club.

Meanwhile, Sydney FC-s upcoming friendly against Penrith Nepean in two weeks time is shaping up as a showpiece for football in the city-s greater West.

Organisers have today confirmed the clash has been moved to Penrith-s CUA stadium, and a big crowd is expected to be on hand for the game which will be played at 7:30pm on Tuesday, June 9.