A-League: Phoenix lacking stars for Sydney test

International duty has deprived Phoenix of Australian star striker Nathan Burns and New Zealanders Michael McGlinchey, Louis Fenton, Michael Boxall, Tom Doyle, Tyler Boyd and Joel Stevens for Sydney's visit to Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

Wellington (42, +16) are four points clear atop the table heading into round 23, with Melbourne Victory (+18), Sydney (+10) and Perth Glory (+7) - all 38 points - breathing down their necks.

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