Winger Rutger Worm has earned a recall to the Melbourne Heart FC squad for tomorrow night’s match against Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium.
Winger Rutger Worm has earned a recall to the Melbourne Heart FC squad for tomorrow night-s match against Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium.
Worm, who last featured for Heart during the side-s 1-1 draw with Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium on March 2, has been a victim of the Red and White-s substantial attacking depth, and replaces Jason Hoffman in John van ‘t Schip-s only change to the match day squad.
Making 18 appearances for a return of four assists, the former NEC Nijmegen star remains a potent creative force, with his vision and crossing ability key assets.
The 25-year old-s return on the eve of the finals series will enable him to potentially cement his place on the plane to either Perth or Wellington, Heart-s looming finals opponents, next weekend.
While Hoffman can be considered unlucky to miss out on selection, Heart-s clean bill of health has undoubtedly escalated the competition for places.
The Red and White remains the only team to enter the final match of the regular season without a single player unavailable for selection, leaving the Club well placed to make an impact come finals time.
With a full squad available, van ‘t Schip-s welcome dilemma is a remarkable accomplishment, and testament to the conditioning and preparation work undertaken by Heart-s high performance team.
Melbourne Heart FC Squad vs. Adelaide United
1. Clint Bolton (GK), 2.Michael Marrone, 3.Brendan Hamill, 4.Simon Colosimo, 5.Fred ©, 6.Matt Thompson, 7.Rutger Worm, 10.Wayne Srhoj, 11.Alex Terra, 13.Jonatan Germano, 16.Aziz Behich, 18.Curtis Good, 19.Eli Babalj, 23.Mate Dugandzic, 30.Sebastian Mattei (GK)
In: Rutger Worm (promoted) Out: Jason Hoffman (omitted) Unavailable: Nil