NYL team boosted by A-League stars

Sydney FC first team players Shannon Cole, Hirofumi Moriyasu, Joel Chianese and Nathan Sherlock will line up for the National Youth League team on Saturday when they take on Melbourne Heart at Leichhardt Oval.

Sydney FC first team players Shannon Cole, Hirofumi Moriyasu, Joel Chianese and Nathan Sherlock will line up for the National Youth League team on Saturday when they take on Melbourne Heart at Leichhardt Oval.

The quartet will play some vital minutes as they look to force their way back into the Sydney FC first team squad.

Cole is recovering from a calf problem and will play a role in the game as part of his rehabilitation while Chianese, Moriyasu and Sherlock will be out to impress in front of NYL Coach and A-League Assistant Coach Ian Crook.

The NYL team started the season in good form with a 1-1 draw against Adelaide United last weekend and will look to continue that form on Saturday as part of the NYL/W-League double header.

The NYL game kicks off at 12pm before the W-League side takes on Melbourne Victory at 3pm.

Sydney FC Members can enter Leichhardt Oval free of charge with tickets costing $10 for adults and $5 for children and concession. Gates open at 11.45am.