Sydney stopper sent home for drinking on flight

Sydney FC goalkeeper Liam Reddy has been sent home for drinking alcohol on a flight to New Zealand for an A-League play-off match, the club said on Thursday.

The club said Reddy had admitted the consumption of alcohol on the flight to the New Zealand capital for the first round play-off match against Wellington Phoenix.

The 30-year-old Reddy will also face charges under the A-League's code of conduct, which makes it highly unlikely that he will feature in the remainder of the play-offs.

Reddy lost his starting spot at Australia's glamour club after being dropped in favour of team-mate Ivan Necevski last month and would more than likely have been on the bench for Friday's match.