Team News: A pair of big inclusions for Perth trip


Melbourne City FC will be looking to further extend its buffer atop the A-League ladder on Wednesday night when it takes on Perth Glory.

In a fixture that will be played behind closed doors due to Perth’s COVID restrictions, City will be eager to avenge its 1-3 loss to the same opponent when these teams met at AAMI Park earlier in the season.

With Patrick Kisnorbo to be a notable absentee after an Achilles tear over the weekend, Des Buckingham will take the reins as Head Coach and he has made two big additions to his squad.

After pulling up sore from the Club’s record-breaking 7-0 Melbourne Derby win, Nuno Reis has missed City’s last two fixtures but is now fully fit and expected to play a part in Wednesday night’s fixture.

Daniel Georgievski has also been named in City’s squad for the first time after signing as an injury-replacement last week, and could potentially make his Club debut.

Melbourne City FC squad

1.Tom GLOVER (gk), 2.Scott GALLOWAY, 3.Scott JAMIESON (c), 4.Nuno REIS, 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 7.Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 8.Aiden O’NEILL, 9.Jamie MACLAREN, 10.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER, 11.Craig NOONE, 14.Naoki TSUBAKI, 15.Andrew NABBOUT, 17.Stefan COLAKOVSKI, 18.Connor METCALFE, 19.Ben GARUCCIO, 20.Adrian LUNA, 22.Curtis GOOD, 23.Marco TILIO, 33.Matthew SUTTON (gk), 43.Alec MILLS.

In: 4.Nuno REIS (returns from injury), 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI (promoted).

Out: Nil.

Unavailable: 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON (hamstring).