18-man squad to take on Western Sydney on Friday


The squads are in for Friday’s Round 24 clash against Western Sydney Wanderers. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s squad.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Western Sydney Wanderers FC v Melbourne City FC

Pirtek Stadium, Parramatta

Kick-Off:  7:40 PM (Local) (7:40 PM AEDT)

Referee:  Jarred Gillett

Assistant Referee 1:  Allyson Flynn

Assistant Referee 2:  Owen Goldrick

Fourth Official:  Matthew Cropper

TV Broadcast:  Live coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7.00pm (AEDT), Live coverage on SBS HD & SBS One from 7.30pm AEDT and Sky Sport 3 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast:  Grandstand Digital Melbourne, Online/ABC Radio Mobile phone app.

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Western Sydney Wanderers FC squad:  1.Ante COVIC (gk), 3.Yusuke TANAKA, 4.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY (c), 7.Labinot HALITI, 8.Mateo POLJAK, 9.Tomi JURIC, 10.Yojiro TAKAHAGI, 12.Nikita RUKAVYTSYA, 14.Kerem BULUT, 17.Romeo CASTELEN, 19.Mark BRIDGE, 20.Dean BOUZANIS (gk), 23.Jason TRIFIRO, 25.Sam GALLAWAY, 33.Nick KALMAR, 37.Jonathan ASPROPOTAMITIS, 39.Shayne D’CUNHA, 42.Adrian MADASCHI

***two to be omitted***

Ins:  8.Mateo POLJAK (return from injury) 9.Tomi Juric (return form international duty), 19.Mark Bridge (returns from injury), 39.Shayne D’CUNHA (promoted)

Outs:  18.Iacopo LA ROCCA (not selected), 38.Steve KUZMANOVSKI (not selected)

Unavailable:  2.Shannon COLE (collarbone), 5.Brendan HAMILL (thigh), 6.Antony GOLEC (groin – 1 week), 11.Brendon SANTALAB (shoulder), 13.Matthew SPIRANOVIC (hamstring), 22.Nick WARD (knee – indefinite), 34.Golgol MEBRAHTU (knee – indefinite)

Melbourne City FC squad:  1.Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 5.Erik PAARTALU, 6. Aaron MOOY, 7.Iain RAMSAY, 8.Massimo MURDOCCA, 9.Harry NOVILLO, 10.Robert KOREN, 13.Jonatan GERMANO, 15.David WILLIAMS, 16. Josh KENNEDY, 17.Jason HOFFMAN, 18.Paulo RETRE, 20.Tando VELAPHI (GK), 22.Jack CLISBY, 23.Mate DUGANDZIC, 24.Patrick KISNORBO, 27.Kew JALIENS

***one to be omitted***

Ins:  6. Aaron MOOY (returns from international duty)

Outs:  14.James BROWN (foot – six weeks)

Unavailable:  3.Robbie WIELAERT (ankle – 2 weeks), 4.Connor CHAPMAN (suspended – 1 match), 11.Damien DUFF (ankle/calf – indefinite), 14.James BROWN (foot – 6 weeks), 19.Ben GARUCCIO (ankle – 7 weeks), 25.Jacob MELLING (knee – 1 week)

James Brown injury update

Melbourne City FC can confirm that James Brown will miss the remainder of the Hyundai A-League season after he suffered a fracture of his second tarsometatarsal in last Saturday night’s match against Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park.

Brown underwent surgery on Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined from training for up to six weeks.