Team News: Vidmar confirms squad to face Perth

Just three games remain in the A-League Men’s season as Melbourne City eyes maximum points in a late bid to qualify for Finals football.

First up is our penultimate home game of the season, your City boys set to host Perth Glory at AAMI Park in a 3pm kick-off this Sunday.


We’ll be looking to move on from a pair of disappointing results, suffering back-to-back 2-1 losses with both games being decided in the final moments.

After missing the last three games due to illness, City is set to welcome Head Coach Aurelio Vidmar back to the sideline this Sunday.

He has now locked in his extended squad to take on Perth, with a few additions required as a result of the absences of Callum Talbot and Patrick Beach due to Olyroos duty as the duo prepares for the AFC U23 Asian Cup.

James Nieuwenhuizen comes in to cover for Beach’s absence, while Nuno Reis has also been included after missing last weekend due to injury.

Young duo Zane Schreiber and Harry Shillington have also been promoted to the extended squad to round out the inclusions.

ALM Round 24 Squad

1. Jamie YOUNG (GK), 4. Nuno REIS, 6. Steven UGARKOVIC, 7. Mathew LECKIE, 8. James JEGGO, 9. Jamie MACLAREN (C), 10. Tolgay ARSLAN, 11. Leo NATEL, 14. Vicente FERNÁNDEZ,  17. Terry ANTONIS, 18. Jordon HALL, 21. Alessandro LOPANE, 22. Curtis GOOD, 26. Samuel SOUPRAYEN, 35. Zane SCHREIBER, 37. Max CAPUTO, 38. Harry POLITIDIS, 40. James NIEUWENHUIZEN, 44. Marin JAKOLIS, 53. Harry SHILLINGTON.

In:  4. Nuno REIS (returns from injury), 35. Zane SCHREIBER (promoted), 40. James NIEUWENHUIZEN (promoted), 53. Harry SHILLINGTON (promoted).

Out: 25. Callum TALBOT, 33. Patrick BEACH (both international duty).

Unavailable: 2. Scott GALLOWAY (knee), 15. Andrew NABBOUT (achilles), 23. Marco TILIO (quad), 25. Callum TALBOT (international duty), 33. Patrick BEACH (international duty), 46. Ben MAZZEO (ankle).