McCOWATT STICKS WITH THE PHOENIX

The Wellington Phoenix will have CallumMcCowatt following a late change over the weekend. Des Buckingham was forced to bring in Jordan Spain after McCowatt told him on Friday he was keen on being ready for the A-League season with the Phoenix. Buckingham was hoping to get all the best legs available as the U-23 national side fly to Fiji Wednesday hoping to get a place at the Tokyo Olympics. The coach lost a key attacking threat and inviting a fullback in Spain means there is more defensive cover and Spain could also play in the wings as he did in the Australia game.

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