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Most have tipped the A-League's new club to struggle in their debut season, although coach Tony Popovic has put together a solid squad that should pose a headache for opponents

GOAL.com Indonesia   By KIERAN JONES


WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS

2011-12: NOT APPLICABLE COACH: TONY POPOVIC

2012-13 SQUAD

Ante Covic, Shannon Cole, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Michael Beauchamp, Jerome Polenz, Labinot Haliti, Mateo Poljak, Dino Kresinger, Aaron Mooy, Tarek Elrich, Tahj Minniecon, Kwabena Appiah-Kubi, Reece Caira, Adam D'Apuzzo, Youssouf Hersi, Iacopo La Rocca, Mark Bridge, Jerrad Tyson, Jason Trifiro, Jakob Williams, Shinji Ono, Joey Gibbs.

In: All.

Out: N/A.

THE KEYS

STAR MAN: Shinji Ono ONE TO WATCH:  Dino Kresinger

The Wanderers almost saved their best for last with the Japanese legend, who will hope to get over the injury problems that plagued him the last few seasons.      

The Croatian import will be an exciting prospect up front and could form a very good partnership with Mark Bridge.  A cunning operator with plenty of experience.


THE LOWDOWN

It is always hard to predict how a new club will go in their first season, but if the form of fellow inductees is anything to go by, the Wanderers will not be pushovers.  They have solid A-League performers in Bridge, Topor-Stanley and Elrich, while Beauchamp will lead from the front. Aaron Mooy and Dino Kresinger will provide some spark, and Shinji Ono's arrival gives Popovic's squad some class.

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