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Alex Wilkinson will complete his 300th A-League match

Monday22 February 2021 | 15:50
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The Sydney FC central defender is the fifth player who will have his 300th A-League match when they face Melbourne City on Tuesday.

Sydney FC

are hoping to celebrate

Alex Wilkinson

’s 300th

A-League

game with a victory over

Melbourne City

on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old is going to be the fifth player to have reached this milestone, with the other four being Andrew Durante, Leigh Broxham, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, and Liam Reddy.

Following their clean sheet against

Brisbane Roar

on Saturday, Sydney FC are hoping to make up for it in the grand-final rematch. Wilkinson, whose longevity and durability are impressive considering his age, is a motivation for the Sky Blues as they get prepared for the game.

"

It's a bit of a coincidence (City providing the opposition for his 300th appearance) but once the game starts you don't think too much about any of this,

" Wilkinson said.

"

We were unlucky not to get a win against Brisbane ... so if we continue that (form) into the Melbourne City game we're confident we can get three points.

"We've built up a great rivalry with City over the last few seasons."

Melbourne City did not get off to a right start this season under the reign of the new coach

Patrick Kisnorbo

after last year’s 1-0 loss to Sydney.

Following three defeats in a row, they are sitting 10th on the table, with this being their first game after February 7’s 1-0 defeat by

Newcastle

.

Rostyn Griffiths and Andrew Nabbout may be back in action after suffering injuries.

"

Over the 90 minutes you can't give them (Sydney FC) half a chance otherwise they could score or punish you,

" Kisnorbo said.

"

We need to try and break them down as best as we can because they've consistently been the best team over a four-year period

."


source: SportMob