Perth Glory will go unchanged into this week’s contest against City after coming off a strong performance against Wellington.
Kenny Lowe named his side to travel to Melbourne on Thursday with the news Adam Taggart will miss out another week due to a calf injury.
The selection will not worry the Glory too much at this stage with their potent forward line firing on all cylinders against the Phoenix.
Reports of Socceroo Rhys Williams not completing the Glory’s final session have also surfaced but Club officials have assured he will play during Friday night’s encounter.
It’s shaping up to be another offensive shootout this Friday night with the likes of Diego Castro, Andy Keogh and Nebojsa Marinkovic playing important roles in their side’s first two results this season.
With a strong physical presence on the pitch and a gritty determination to stall City’s potent forward line, it will be an intriguing contest between the sides at AAMI Park.
Don’t miss all the action tomorrow night when we take on the Glory, kick-off 7.50pm.
Perth Glory squad: 2.Alex GRANT, 3.Marc WARREN, 5.Rhys WILLIAMS, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Joel CHIANESE, 8.Rostyn GRIFFITHS (c), 9.Andy KEOGH, 10.Nebojsa MARINKOVIC, 13.Nicholas FEELY (gk), 14.Chris HAROLD, 15.Brandon WILSON, 16.Joe MILLS, 17.Diego CASTRO, 18.Mitch OXBORROW, 19.Josh RISDON, 21.Jamal REINERS, 24.Milan SMILJANIC, 33.Liam REDDY (gk)
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 18.Mitch OXBORROW (promoted), 21.Jamal REINERS (promoted)
Unavailable: 4.Shane LOWRY (hip – 1 week), 22.Adam TAGGART (calf – 1 week)