Phoenix pair set to return from injury for Sunday’s match against Adelaide United

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Leading scorer Kosta Barbarouses and fullback Sam Sutton have been declared fit ahead of Sunday’s clash between men’s A-League leaders Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United.

All Whites forward Barbarouses was left out the Phoenix line-up against Perth Glory last weekend, due to a a low-grade calf strain, but he and Sutton are ready to return.

Main photo: Kosta Barbarouses … has scored 10 goals for the Phoenix this season.

Midfielder Nicholas Pennington is the only Phoenix player unavailable for the Round 19 fixture.

WATCH: Enjoy all Kosta Barbarouses’ 10 goals from A-League season (so far) >>>>


Game to be played on Sunday March 3, 2024

Men’s A-League

Wellington Phoenix v Adelaide United
Sky Stadium, Wellington, 5pm (NZT)

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Table at 8am (NZT) on Friday March 1.

Ins and outs

Wellington Phoenix (two to be omitted)

3. Finn SURMAN, 4. Scott WOOTTON, 5. Fin CONCHIE, 6. Tim PAYNE, 7. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 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, 19. Sam SUTTON, 23. Luke SUPYK, 24. Oskar VAN HATTUM, 25. Jack DUNCAN (gk), 26. Isaac HUGHES, 40. Alex PAULSEN (gk), 43. Matt SHERIDAN

Ins: 7. Kosta BARBAROUSES (returning from injury), 19. Sam SUTTON (returning from injury)

Outs: 51. Gabriel SLOANE-RODRIGUES (omitted)

Unavailable: 15. Nicholas PENNINGTON (injured)

Adelaide United

1. James DELIANOV, 2.Harry VAN DER SAAG, 3.Ben WARLAND, 4.Nick ANSELL, 6.Stefan MAUK, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.ISAÍAS, 9.Hiroshi IBUSUKI, 17.Luka JOVANOVIĆ, 19.Yaya Dukuly, 21.Javi LÓPEZ, 22.Ryan TUNNICLIFFE, 23.Luke DUZEL, 37.Jonny YULL, 40.Ethan COX, 42.Austin AYOUBI, 43.Giuseppe BOVALINA, 51.Panagiotis KIKIANIS, 55.Ethan ALAGICH, 66.Nestory IRANKUNDA

Ins: 4.Nick ANSELL, 9.Hiroshi IBUSUKI, 19.Yaya DUKULY, 37.Jonny YULL,

Outs: 10. Zach CLOUGH, 26.Ben HALLORAN

Unavailable: 10.Zach CLOUGH (personal reason), 18.Jay BARNETT (hamstring), 26.Ben HALLORAN (suspension), 27.Josh CAVALLO (quad), 49. Musa TOURE (quad)

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