23 Feb 2012

Different Sydney FC side keen to avenge away losses against Nix

2:31 pm on 23 February 2012

The Wellington Phoenix have beaten Sydney FC twice this season, but both games were played at home in the New Zealand capital and the Phoenix will be facing a rejuvenated team this time around in Sydney on Saturday.

Sixth-placed Sydney will field youngsters like Mitchell Mallia and Joel Chianese, who have breathed life into the Sky Blues' attack - while the Phoenix have lost their past two matches.

Sydney may well also introduce 18-year-old whiz kid Terry Antonis, who's set to make his return for Saturday's crunch A-League home clash.

But veteran Karol Kisel is likely to miss his second consecutive match with injury.

Antonis has been sidelined with a hamstring injury for a month, and coach Vitezslav Lavicka says he'll see how the midfielder pulled up from the final two sessions this week before making a call.

Kisel, who has a calf strain, returned to full training on Thursday but was rated a 50-50 chance by Lavicka of playing against the fourth-placed Phoenix.