TEAM NEWS: City confirm Round 13 squads

After a pair of disappointing results in Unite Round, both Melbourne City squads will be looking to bounce back in this weekend’s fixtures.

Dario Vidosic’s top-of-the-table City Women will kick things off on Saturday evening when we host Wellington Phoenix in our first fixture at City Football Academy.

We’re inviting all City fans to come and get behind the team for free on Saturday, with no tickets required to enter the venue.

After Saturday’s action at Casey Fields, our Men’s squad will be in action the following day, set to take on Central Coast Mariners in Gosford.

Ahead of these fixtures, both Head Coaches have now confirmed their squads.

Vidosic has included a quartet of youngsters to his extended squad for Saturday’s fixture; Kiera Meyers, Tijan McKenna, Leia Varley and Caitlin Karic all with a chance to be involved against Wellington.

Aurelio Vidmar has added both Jordon Hall and Zane Schreiber to his squad, the latter looking to make his return from a knee injury.

In other injury news, Mathew Leckie continues to progress well in his recovery from a hamstring strain and has been integrated into team training, eyeing a return inside the next couple of weeks.

ALW Squad v Wellington Phoenix

2. Leia VARLEY, 3. Naomi CHINNAMA, 5. Taylor OTTO, 6. Leticia McKENNA, 7. Julia GROSSO, 8. Kaitlyn TORPEY, 10. Rhianna POLLICINA, 11. Emina EKIC, 13. Rebekah STOTT, 14. Laura HUGHES, 15. Kiera MEYERS, 16. Karly ROESTBAKKEN, 17. Hannah WILKINSON, 18. Leah DAVIDSON, 19. Tijan McKENNA, 20. Caitlin KARIC, 22. Bryleeh HENRY, 23. Melissa BARBIERI (GK), 24. Daniela GALIC, 44. Lysianne PROULX (GK).

In: 2. Leia VARLEY, 15. Kiera MEYERS, 19. Tijan McKENNA, 20. Caitlin KARIC (all promoted).

Out: Nil.

Unavailable: 9. Holly McNAMARA (ACL).

ALM Squad v Central Coast

1. Jamie YOUNG (GK), 2. Scott GALLOWAY, 4. Nuno REIS,  6. Steven UGARKOVIC, 8. Hamza SAKHI, 9. Jamie MACLAREN (C), 10. Tolgay ARSLAN, 11. Leo NATEL, 15. Andrew NABBOUT, 17. Terry ANTONIS, 18. Jordon HALL, 21. Alessandro LOPANE, 22. Curtis GOOD, 25. Callum TALBOT, 26. Samuel SOUPRAYEN, 33. Patrick BEACH (GK), 35. Zane SCHREIBER, 37. Max CAPUTO, 38. Harry POLITIDIS, 46. Ben MAZZEO.

In: 18. Jordon HALL (promoted), 35. Zane SCHREIBER (returns from injury).

Out: N/A.

Unavailable: 7. Mathew LECKIE (hamstring), 16. Aziz BEHICH (international duty), 34. Arion SULEMANI (ACL), 44. Marin JAKOLIS (hamstring).