Team News: Squads confirmed for crucial away fixtures

It’s shaping up to be one of the most important weekends of the season for Melbourne City, both squads hitting the road for a pair of crucial away fixtures.

Aurelio Vidmar’s team will kick off the action on Saturday afternoon, looking to carry all of the momentum from last weekend’s A-League Men’s record win.

A clash against Western Sydney is ahead and with the gap on the table just one point going into the penultimate round of the season, Saturday’s fixture could well and truly decide which team plays Finals football.

Speaking of Finals football, our City Women will begin their campaign to complete the double the following day, squaring off against Newcastle Jets in the first leg of our Semi Final tie.

Both squads have now been confirmed ahead of the crunch fixtures, the travelling parties set to remain largely the same as last time out for both teams.

ALM Round 25 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:  18. Jordon HALL, 53. Harry SHILLINGTON (both promoted)

Out: Nil.

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).

ALW Semi Final Leg 1 Squad

2. Leia VARLEY, 3. Naomi CHINNAMA, 5. Taylor OTTO, 6. Leticia McKENNA, 7. Julia GROSSO, 10. Rhianna POLLICINA, 11. Emina EKIC, 12. Shelby McMAHON, 13. Rebekah STOTT (C), 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, 88. BÁRBARA (GK).

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

Out: Nil.

Unavailable:  1. Sophia VARLEY (ankle), 9. Holly McNAMARA (ACL)