Team News: City confirm weekend squads

A big weekend of City football is ahead with both squads in action at home for a pair of crucial fixtures.

First off, our City boys will be at AAMI Park to host Victory in the second Melbourne Derby of the season.

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After what is set to be a hotly contested Derby, our City Women will return to City Football Academy to host Adelaide United.

Both squads are now locked in ahead of the weekend, with a couple of big ins particularly in Aurelio Vidmar’s men’s side.

New signing Vicente Fernandez has been added straight into the squad, while both Callum Talbot (shoulder) and Nuno Reis (groin) look let to return from injury.

Tolgay Arslan remains unavailable for selection pending a final verdict from Football Australia’s Disciplinary and Ethics Comittee after receiving a red card in our away fixture to Perth Glory.

Rebekah Stott and Hannah Wilkinson are still away with New Zealand on international duty, which means Dario Vidosic will have largely the same squad to pick from as last week’s draw with Sydney FC.

Round 17 ALM Squad

1. Jamie YOUNG (GK), 2. Scott GALLOWAY, 4. Nuno REIS, 6. Steven UGARKOVIC, 7. Mathew LECKIE, 8. James JEGGO, 9. Jamie MACLAREN (C), 11. Leo NATEL, 14. Vicente FERNANDEZ, 15. Andrew NABBOUT, 17. Terry ANTONIS, 21. Alessandro LOPANE, 22. Curtis GOOD, 23. Marco TILIO, 25. Callum TALBOT, 26. Samuel SOUPRAYEN, 33. Patrick BEACH (GK), 37. Max CAPUTO, 38. Harry POLITIDIS, 44. Marin JAKOLIS.

In: 4. Nuno REIS (returns from injury), 14. Vicente FERNANDEZ (new signing), 25. Callum TALBOT (returns from injury).

Out: 18. Jordon HALL (not selected)

Unavailable: 10. Tolgay ARSLAN (suspension), 34. Arion SULEMANI (ACL).

Round 17 ALW Squad

1. Sophia VARLEY, 2. Leia VARLEY, 3. Naomi CHINNAMA, 5. Taylor OTTO, 6. Leticia McKENNA, 10. Rhianna POLLICINA, 11. Emina EKIC, 12. Shelby McMAHON, 14. Laura HUGHES, 15. Kiera MEYERS, 16. Karly ROESTBAKKEN, 8. Leah DAVIDSON, 19. Tijan McKENNA, 20. Caitlin KARIC, 21. Isabella ACCARDO, 22. Bryleeh HENRY, 23. Melissa BARBIERI (GK), 24. Daniela GALIC.

In:  20. Caitlin KARIC, 21. Isabella ACCARDO (both promoted).

Out: Nil.

Unavailable: 7. Julia GROSSO (calf), 9. Holly McNAMARA (ACL), 13. Rebekah STOTT, 17. Hannah WILKINSON (both international duty).

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