Team news: City confirm round 1 squads and lock in captains


The team news is in for Tuesday’s double header against Brisbane!

Patrick Kisnorbo has almost a full strength squad to pick from with only Nathaniel Atkinson (hamstring) unavailable.

Scott Jamieson will again wear the captains armband for City’s A-League team in season 2020/21.

Melbourne City FC can announce that Emma Checker will lead our Westfield W-League squad as captain in their premiership and championship defence.

Last season was Checker’s first at City and the 24-year-old impressed as she played every match and was a key part of a defence that conceded just five goals for the season.

“I’m really honoured and proud to be given the opportunity to lead the group,” Checker said.

“It’s definitely some big shoes to fill coming in after Steph (Catley), as obviously she was captain of the Club for a long time and worked really hard to be a part of taking the Club to where it is now.

“I’m going to be working hard to continue on the standards she built and hopefully if we continue to work hard we can have success on the pitch and reach those high standards we’ve set.”

Melbourne City FC W-League squad: 1.Teagan MICAH (gk), 3.Teigen ALLEN, 5.Tori TUMETH, 7.Julia SARDO, 8.Hollie PALMER, 10.Chinatsu KIRA, 11.Rhali DOBSON, 12.Harriet WITHERS, 13.Sarah CAIN, 14.Margot ROBINNE, 15.Emma CHECKER (c), 17.Sam JOHNSON, 18.Leah DAVIDSON, 19.Tyla-Jay VLAJNIC, 20.Lia MULDEARY, 21.Jenna McCORMICK, 22. Naomi CHINNAMA, 23.Melissa BARBIERI (gk),

**2-4 to be omitted**

Unavailable: 4.Chelsea BLISSETT (ACL), 16.Sofia SAKALIS (ACL), 9.Alex CHIDIAC (quarantine)

Melbourne City FC A-League squad: 1.Tom GLOVER (gk), 2.Scott GALLOWAY, 3.Scott JAMIESON (c), 7.Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 8.Aiden O’NEILL, 9.Jamie MACLAREN, 10.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER, 11.Craig NOONE, 14.Naoki TSUBAKI, 15.Andrew NABBOUT, 16.Taras GOMULKA, 17.Stefan COLAKOVSKI, 18.Connor METCALFE, 19.Ben GARUCCIO, 20.Adrian LUNA, 22.Curtis GOOD, 23.Marco TILIO, 33.Matthew SUTTON (gk), 36.Kerrin STOKES, 42. Ahmad TALEB

**2-4 to be omitted**

Unavailable: 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON (hamstring)

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