Sydney FC guest player Benito Carbone is set to be thrown into the action from the opening whistle on Monday afternoon as the defending Champions meet rivals Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium.
Carbone completed a contract for the four-week guest stint earlier this week and will make his Sydney FC debut against Adelaide in what is one of the A-League’s biggest rivalries.
Carbone has looked sharp and fit in his two weeks of training with Sydney FC and looks likely to run out with the team for kick off.
“He has looked good in training and his qualities are obvious so we want him to make an impact for as long as possible,” said Sydney FC Coach Terry Butcher. “We have a few options on how to play ‘Benni’ and that will remain with us until the game.”
Sydney FC and Socceroo midfielder Mark Milligan believes Carbone will take the A-League by storm, starting with Monday’s clash with Adelaide.
“Benni is top shelf and has that something extra in training,” Milligan said. “He has played at the highest level and he has come here ready to play. He is fit and ready and I think he will dominate.
“I’m not sure Adelaide will have come up against anything like him before so hopefully he will give us that something extra.”
Sydney FC’s clash with Adelaide has extra meaning following Melbourne Victory’s 4-1 win over the Queensland Roar on Sunday.
That win sees Melbourne seven points clear of the Roar and 10 in front of Sydney FC, meaning Monday’s game is crucial.
Sydney FC can move up to equal second if they beat Adelaide but a loss will see Melbourne stay 10 points in front of last year’s Grand Final winners.