López returns to extended squad for Mariners clash

Javi López

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Carl Veart has announced his extended squad for Adelaide United’s Friday night clash against Central Coast Mariners at Coopers Stadium.

The Reds will be determined to snap a three-match losing streak and get back to winning ways against the table toppers.

Experienced Spanish defender, Javi López returns in a welcomed boost as does Michael Marrone from injury.

Meanwhile, Domenic Costanzo has been called up for the first time this season, while Pacifique Niyongabire, Kusini Yengi and Jonny Yull have all been promoted.

Dr Jones & Partners Injury Update

Nathan Konstandopoulos is unavailable and will be out for a prolonged period of time after sadly rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament in training on Monday. Read more here.

Ryan Strain remains out with a groin issue, while Michael Jakobsen (calf) and Ryan Kitto (knee) are still unavailable.

Adelaide United squad: 1.James DELIANOV (gk), 2.Michael MARRONE, 3.George TIMOTHEOU, 6.Louis D’ARRIGO, 8.Stefan MAUK (c), 9.Tomi JURIC, 14.Domenic COSTANZO, 15.Noah SMITH, 17.Mohamed TOURE, 18.Joe CALETTI, 19.Yaya DUKULY, 21.Javi LÓPEZ, 23.Jordan ELSEY, 24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 29.Kusini YENGI, 34.Yared ABETEW, 35.Al Hassan TOURE, 37.Jonny YULL, 46.Joe GAUCI (gk)
**2-4 to be omitted**
Ins: 2.Michael MARRONE (returns from injury), 14.Domenic COSTANZO (promoted), 21.Javi LÓPEZ (promoted), 24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE (promoted), 29.Kusini YENGI (promoted), 37.Jonny YULL (promoted)
Outs: 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS (knee)
Unavailable: 4.Ryan STRAIN (groin), 7.Ryan KITTO (knee), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN (calf)

Next match details:
Game date: Friday, 19 February vs Central Coast Mariners
A-League 2020/21 – Matchweek 09
Kick-off 6.35pm ACDT
Gates open 5.35pm ACDT
Venue: Coopers Stadium
Broadcast: Fox Sports
Stream: Kayo Sports, MyFootball Live App

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