Westfield W-League Ins and Outs: Raso returns for Brisbane following long lay-off

A familiar face is on the verge of her Westfield W-League return as Hayley Raso has been included in Brisbane Roar's squad to face Sydney FC on Saturday afternoon.

The 24-year-old suffered three fractured vertebrae whilst playing for the Portland Thorns in the National Women's Soccer League back in August. 

After months of rehabilitation, including a stint in a wheelchair and then learning to walk and run again, Raso may just feature for Mel Andreatta's outfit. 

Raso last played for the Westfield Matildas in August's Tournament of Nations, playing a full game in Australia's 2-0 win over Japan.

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While one player returns, another will be missing with Chioma Ubogagu unavailable due to international commitments with England.

Adelaide United will be missing some of its international firepower, with Iceland internationals Fanndís Fridriksdóttir and Gunnhildur Jónsdóttir both unavailable due to international commitments.

And Melbourne City have promoted Nia Stamatopoulos to their Westfield W-League side for the game against Newcastle Jets on Sunday. The 15-year-old became Melbourne City's youngest ever player when she started against Canberra United in Round 1.

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Adelaide United v Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Venue: 
Marden Sports Complex
Kick-Off: 4:00PM (Local) (4:30PM (AEDT))
Referee: Isabella Blaess
Assistant Referee 1: Paula Orlandi
Assistant Referee 2: Jack Robinson
Fourth Official: Nick Elagin

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS (www.foxsports.com.au) and My Football Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash tag #ADLvWSW

To purchase tickets visit www.w-league.com.au/tickets


Adelaide United squad: 1.Sarah WILLACY(gk), 2.Emily HODGSON, 3.Charlotte GRANT, 4.Georgia IANNELLA, 6.Georgia CAMPAGNALE, 7.Isabel HODGSON, 8.Emily CONDON, 11.Laura JOHNS, 12.Veronica LATSKO, 15.Emma CHECKER (c), 16.Dylan HOLMES, 17.Kahlia HOGG, 20.Sian McLAREN (gk), 21.Lara KIRKBY, 22.Amber BROOKS, 23.Michelle HEYMAN

**one to be omitted**

Ins: 4.Georgia IANNELLA (promoted), 17.Kahlia HOGG (promoted), 21.Lara KIRKBY (promoted)

Outs: 5.Gunnhildur JONSDOTTIR (international duty), 9.Fanndis FRIDRIKSDOTTIR (international duty)

Unavailable: 10.Chelsie DAWBER (shin), 14.Grace ABBEY (knee), 18.Meleri MULLAN (knee)

Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad: 1.Jada WHYMAN, 4.Maruschka WALDUS, 5.Rachel LOWE, 6.Servet UZUNLAR, 7.Lo’eau LABONTA, 8.Erica HALLOWAY, 9.Remy SIEMSEN, 10.Kylie LEDBROOK, 11.Elizabeth ADDO, 12.Suzi PHONSONGKHAM, 13.Georgia YEOMAN-DALE, 14.Courtney NEVIN, 15.Talitha KRAMER, 17.Sydney MIRAMONTEZ, 19.Leena KHAMIS, 21.Mackenzie HAWKESBY, 30.Nicole SIMONSEN.

Ins: 21.Mackenzie HAWKESBY (promoted)

Outs: 20.Caitlin JARVIE (suspended – one week)

Unavailable: 2.Caitlin COOPER (injured – rest of season)

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Brisbane Roar FC v Sydney FC
Venue: 
Lions Stadium, Brisbane
Kick-Off: 4:00PM (Local) (5:00PM (AEDT))
Referee: Lara Lee
Assistant Referee 1: Renae Coghill
Assistant Referee 2: Ellie Hayes
Fourth Official: Max Crane

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS (www.foxsports.com.au) and My Football Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash tag #BRIvSYD

To purchase tickets visit www.w-league.com.au/tickets

Brisbane Roar squad: 1.Mackenzie ARNOLD (gk), 2.Carson PICKETT, 4.Clare POLKINGHORNE (c), 5.Jenna MCCORMICK, 6.Celeste BOUREILLE, 7.Indiah-Paige RILEY, 8.Kaitlyn TORPEY, 11.Natalie TATHEM, 12.Allira TOBY, 14.Summer O’BRIEN, 15.Abbey LLOYD, 17.Yuki NAGASATO, 18.Leah DAVIDSON, 19.Hollie PALMER, 20.Annie GROVE (gk), 22.Anna MARGRAF

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 7.Indiah-Paige RILEY (promoted), 8.Kaitlyn TORPEY (promoted), 16.Hayley RASO (returns from injury)

Outs: 9.Chioma UBOGAGU (international duty)

Unavailable: 10.Katrina GORRY (ankle – season)

Sydney FC squad: 1.Aubrey BLEDSOE (gk), 2.Teresa POLIAS (c), 3.Shadeene EVANS, 4.Elizabeth RALSTON, 5.Ally GREEN, 6.Chloe LOGARZO, 7.Rachel SOUTAR, 8.Amy HARRISON, 9.Caitlin FOORD, 10.Savannah McCASKILL, 11.Lisa DE VANNA, 12.Natalie TOBIN, 14.Alanna KENNEDY, 20.Princess IBINI, 21.Julia VIGNES, 22.Sofia HUERTA, 30.Trudy BURKE (gk)

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 5.Ally GREEN (promoted), 7.Rachel SOUTAR (promoted), 11.Lisa DE VANNA (promoted),

Outs: 18.Taylor RAY (knee - indefinite)

Unavailable: 19.Amy SAYER (foot - indefinite), 23.Danielle COLAPRICO (international duty)

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Melbourne City FC v Newcastle Jets
Venue: 
CB Smith Reserve, Fawkner
Kick-Off: 7:30PM (Local) (7:30PM (AEDT))
Referee: Katie Patterson
Assistant Referee 1: Joanna Charaktis
Assistant Referee 2: Jasmine Steger
Fourth Official: Rachel Mitchenson

TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS (www.foxsports.com.au) and My Football Live App, Live Fast and Data Free for Telstra mobile customers

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash tag #MCYvNEW

To purchase tickets visit www.w-league.com.au/tickets

Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Lydia WILLIAMS (gk), 2.Yukari KINGA, 3.Lauren BARNES, 4.Chelsea BLISSETT, 5.Helen CACERES, 7.Steph CATLEY, 8.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 10.Nia STAMATOPOULOS, 11.Rhali DOBSON, 12.Adriana JONES, 13.Rebekah STOTT, 15.Amy JACKSON, 16.Sofia SAKALIS, 22.Jasmyne SPENCER, 23.Melissa BARBIERI (gk), 31.Tameka BUTT, 88.Theresa NIELSEN

**two to be omitted**

In: 10.Nia STAMATOPOULOS (promoted), 16.Sofia SAKALIS (promoted)

Out: Nil

Unavailable: 17.Kyah SIMON (ankle – season)

Newcastle Jets squad: 2.Hannah BREWER, 4.Libby COPUS-BROWN, 5.Arin WRIGHT, 6.Cassidy DAVIS, 7.Gema SIMON, 11.Cortnee VINE, 12.Tara ANDREWS, 15.Renee POUNTNEY, 17.Jenna KINGSLEY, 18.Clare WHEELER, 19.Pana PETRATOS, 20.Claire COELHO (gk), 22.Larissa CRUMMER, 25.Teigan COLLISTER, 28.Britt ECKERSTROM (gk), 32.Tessa TAMPLIN

**one to be omitted**

Ins: 15.Renee POUNTNEY (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 9.Katie STENGEL (foot - 3 weeks), 10.Emily VAN EGMOND (ankle - 5 weeks), 14.Taylor SMITH (knee - indefinite)