Injury forces in-form Kosta Barbarouses out of Phoenix trip to Perth Glory

All White Kosta Barbarouses has been ruled out of Saturday’s men’s A-League match between his Wellington Phoenix side and Perth Glory.

In the declaration of squads for Round 18 fixtures, the Phoenix have listed their 10-goal forward as injured, though the nature of the injury is not stated.

Head coach Giancarlo Italiano has since confirmed Barbarouses is being treated for a low-grade calf tear.

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Main photo: Kosta Barbarouses … will miss the match against Perth Glory. Photo: Shane Wenzlick / Phototek.

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Midfielder Nicholas Pennington and fullback Sam Sutton remain on the injured list after missing last weekend’s 2-1 win against Macarthur.

Better news for the A-League leaders is that All White Tim Payne and attacking midfielder Bozhidar Kraev are available after missing Round 17 through injury.

Squads for Round 18

Perth Glory (one to be omitted)

1. Oli SAIL (gk), 3. Jacob MUIR, 7. Stefan COLAKOVSKI, 9. David WILLIAMS, 13. Cameron COOK (gk), 14. Riley WARLAND, 15. Aleksandar SUSNJAR, 16. Josh RAWLINS, 17. Jarrod CARLUCCIO, 19. Trent OSTLER, 20. Giordano COLLI, 22. Adam TAGGART (co-c), 23. Daniel BENNIE, 27. Jayden GORMAN, 28. Kaelan MAJEKODUNMI, 29. Darryl LACHMAN, 31. Joel ANASMO, 34. Andriano LEBIB, 77. Bruce KAMAU

Ins: 28. Kaelan MAJEKODUNMI

Out: Nil

Unavailable: 2. Johnny KOUTROUMBIS (injured), 5. Mark BEEVERS (co-c) (injured), 8. Mustafa AMINI (injured), 11. Adam ZIMARINO (injured), 21. Antonis MARTIS (injured)

Wellington Phoenix (one to be omitted)

3. Finn SURMAN, 4. Scott WOOTTON, 5. Fin CONCHIE, 6. Tim PAYNE, 8. Ben OLD, 9. Oskar ZAWADA, 10. David BALL, 11. Bozhidar KRAEV, 12. Mo AL-TAAY, 14. Alex RUFER (c), 17. Youstin SALAS, 18. Lukas KELLY-HEALD, 23. Luke SUPYK, 24. Oskar VAN HATTUM, 25. Jack DUNCAN (gk), 26. Isaac HUGHES, 40. Alex PAULSEN (gk), 43. Matt SHERIDAN, 51. Gabriel SLOANE-RODRIGUES

Ins: 6. Tim PAYNE (returning from injury), 11. Bozhidar KRAEV (returning from injury)

Out: 7. Kosta BARBAROUSES (injured)

Unavailable: 7. Kosta BARBAROUSES (injured), 15. Nicholas PENNINGTON (injured), 19. Sam SUTTON (injured)


Game to be played on Saturday February 24, 2024

Men’s A-League

Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix
HBF Park, Perth, 11.45pm (NZT)


Table at 8am (NZT) on Saturday February 24.

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