Embattled Sydney FC is ready to simply accept the two-match ban slapped on star import Joe Lolley for the horror sort out that would sideline Macarthur FC midfielder Danny De Silva for as much as three months.
De Silva is awaiting scan outcomes on a knee damage, with fears he has a torn medial collateral ligament after his leg buckled after copping the studs of Lolley’s boot because the Englishman lunged to regather the ball throughout Sydney’s 3-0 Christmas Eve loss to the Bulls at Allianz Stadium.
The Sky Blues have till Wednesday 3pm (AEDT) to determine whether or not to problem the size of the suspension.
Nonetheless, the membership’s chief government officer Adam Santo on Tuesday mentioned an enchantment was unlikely.
“At this stage we’re leaning in direction of accepting the 2 video games,” Santo mentioned.
“It’s an enormous loss for us. Joe’s been arguably our greatest participant this season.”
A Macarthur official declined to remark when requested if a two-match ban for Lolley – who was proven a straight crimson card – was ample for a sort out that may rob the Bulls of De Silva’s providers probably till the tip of March.
Lolley’s suspension has come on the worst attainable time for Sydney coach Steve Corica, who’s beneath growing strain to maintain his job.
The Sky Blues have misplaced 4 of their previous 5 A-League matches and have dropped to tenth spot on the ladder.
It’s a spot Corica can ill-afford for his crew to be in, significantly after the facet’s failure to play finals soccer final season.
Something lower than a win towards the Newcastle Jets on Sunday at McDonald Jones Stadium might show disastrous for Corica in his bid to stay answerable for the five-time A-League champions.
“’Bimbi’ can be very disillusioned with our latest outcomes,” Santo mentioned of Corica.
“Our subsequent two video games towards Newcastle and Wellington (January 7) are crucial.”