Glory ready for SHINJI Ono


The arrival of Wanderers star Shinji Ono is creating huge interest for Sunday’s game at nib Stadium.

Perth Glory stars Shane Smeltz and Michael Thwaite will both be available for selection on Sunday despite playing for New Zealand and Australia respectively on Wednesday night.

The star pair were both part of international friendlies overseas but despite the heavy schedule, both are expected to be at training on Friday morning.

Thwaite played a full 90 minutes for the Socceroos in their 2-1 win against Korea, starting the game at left full-back before being moved into the centre of midfield. It was Thwaite-s seventh cap and his first for Australia since 2007.

Smeltz was substitute for the Kiwi-s in their 1-1 draw against China.

Sunday-s match against Western Sydney will also see the arrival of the Wanderers marquee man Shinji Ono. The Japanese star is one of the Hyundai A-League-s biggest stars and his arrival is attracting huge interest.

The capacity of nib Stadium will also be increased on Sunday to 11,179 with the completion of the Southern Family Stadium.

Sunday, 18 November 2012
Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers
Venue: nib Stadium
Kick off: 2pm
Referee: Kris Griffith-Jones

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1HD
Radio broadcast: 720 & ABC Local Radio WA & Grandstand Digital Perth and Sydney and Online.

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Perth Glory Squad:1.Danny Vukovic (gk), 3.Bas van den Brink, 4.Billy Mehmet, 5.Steve Pantelidis, 6.Nick Ward, 8.Dean Heffernan, 9.Shane Smeltz, 10.Liam Miller, 11.Adrian Zahra, 12.Ryo Nagai, 13.Travis Dodd, 14.Steven McGarry, 15.Brandon O-Neill, 17.Chris Harold, 18.Jesse Makarounas, 19.Josh Risdon, 21.Scott Jamieson, 22.Ndumba Makeche, 23.Michael Thwaite, 30 Lewis Italiano (gk)
(Five to be omitted)

Ins:11.Adrian Zahra, 12.Ryo Nagai, 15.Bradon O-Neill, 18.Jesse Makarounas, 22.Ndumba Makeche (both promoted)

Unavailable:7.Jacob Burns (quad – 1-2 weeks), 16.Evan Berger (hamstring – TBA)

NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers squad:1. Ante Covic (GK), 2. Shannon Cole, 3. Adam D-apuzzo, 4. Nikolai Topor-Stanley, 5. Michael Beauchamp, 6. Jerome Polenz, 7. Labinot Haliti, 9. Dino Kresinger, 10. Aaron Mooy, 11. Tarek Elrich, 12. Tahj Minniecon, 13. Joey Gibbs, 14. Kwabena Appiah-Kubi, 17. Youssouf Hersi, 18. Iacopo La Rocca, 19. Mark Bridge, 20. Jerrad Tyson (GK), 21. Shinji Ono, 23. Jason Trifiro
(Four to be omitted)

Ins:7. Labinot Haliti, 11. Tarek Elrich, 14. Kwabena Appiah-Kubi, 23. Jason Trifiro (all promoted)

Outs:8. Mateo Poljak (injured, 1 week)

Unavailable:15. Reece Caira (International duty – Qantas Young Socceroos)