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Melbourne City have confirmed Caltex Socceroos superstar Tim Cahill as part of their squad for Wednesday night’s Westfield FFA Cup blockbuster against Brisbane Strikers.
Cahill is in line to debut for his new club at Perry Park after City coach John van’t Schip confirmed his likely involvement.
City’s star-studded squad, which features the likes of Hyundai A-League golden boot winner Bruno Fornaroli, Ipswich junior Neil Kilkenny and former Brisbane Roar midfielder Luke Brattan, jetted out for Brisbane on Tuesday afternoon.
— TIM CAHILL (@Tim_Cahill) August 23, 2016
Former Strikers fullback Josh Rose is also in the frame for his first City appearance at the scene of his professional debut.
It’s that kind of production line which is inspiring Strikers’ modern-day stars to make their own mark in the Round of 16 showpiece.
“The club always remind us who we are playing for and what the club has achieved. It’s one of the most prestigious clubs in Queensland,” Strikers midfielder Jake McLean told nplqld.com.au.
“We go out there with pride in what the club has done but we want to create our own history too.
“If we keep going in the FFA Cup, if we can beat Melbourne City, then maybe we will be the ones the fans are talking about in 20 years.”
— PS4 NPL Queensland (@nplqld) August 23, 2016
Wednesday night’s match will be broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports 4 (Channel 505), while Redlands United’s trip to meet Canberra Olympic will be streamed online at foxsports.com.au/football/ffa-cup/ffacupondemand.
Tickets for the Perry Park encounter can be pre-purchased ONLINE HERE or in person at the club.