Words: ACFC Media
Wednesday 2 March 2022
ALBERT RIERA has named four changes for tonight’s pre-season friendly with Eastern Suburbs AFC at the Croatian Cultural Centre here in Te Atatu tonight.
From the side which defeated West Coast Rangers 4-0 on Saturday, goalkeeper Cam Brown, Cam Howieson, Adam Mitchell and Jordan Vale come in for Conor Tracey, Christian Gray, Brian Kaltak, Aidan Carey.
The Navy Blues are looking to give minutes to players ahead of another friendly scheduled tenatively for Saturday against East Coast Bays.
That means this evening it’s a back five of Brown in goal, Vale, Mitchell, Brotherton and Rogers.
Reid Drake, Mario Ilich, Cam Howieson, Joe Lee, Ryan De Vries and Angus Kilkolly complete the XI.
There are two boosts on the bench tonight for the Navy Blues, with opportunities for U-23 players Adam Bell and Rayan Tayeb.
Kick-off has been set back to 6.45pm NZDT.
AUCKLAND CITY FC: C. Brown (GK), Vale, Mitchell, Brotherton, Rogers, R. Drake, Howieson, Ilich, Lee, Kilkolly, De Vries.
SUBS: Tracey (GK), Gray, Manickum, Bell, Carey, Gillion, Tayeb.
COACH: Albert Riera.
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