Taggart on improve but no debut
Taggart has been battling an abdominal complaint picked up in pre-season and Cottagers boss Felix Magath confirmed he will miss Saturday’s clash.
“He was not as fit as the other players so it is improving now but for Saturday I think he is not ready,” Magath told reporters.
Taggart, who turned 21 in June, became the youngest A-League Golden Boot winner last season with 16 strikes.
The highly-rated Perth-born talent went on to make Australia’s 23-man 2014 World Cup and played in matches against the Netherlands and Spain, starting the latter.
Fellow Australian Ryan Williams is also unavailable due to a suspension picked during his time on loan at League Two club Oxford United.