Team News: City lock in squads for Saturday’s fixtures

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Melbourne City FC has confirmed its squads ahead of Saturday’s A-League and Westfield W-League fixtures.

City will first be in action in the W-League with its clash against Newcastle kicking off at 5.05pm, you can get your tickets here if you haven’t already!

Please note; if COVID restrictions are put in place that prevent crowds attending, all tickets will be refunded.


Immediately following this match, Patrick Kisnorbo’s A-League squad will look to reverse their recent form when they take on Western Sydney Wanderers at Bankwest Stadium.

Andrew Nabbout headlines the inclusions to City’s squad for this fixture as the winger has now fully recovered from his hamstring injury sustained in Round 1 and is now available for selection. Kerrin Stokes also has been included in the squad after serving his suspension in City’s last fixture against Newcastle while Rostyn Griffiths has recovered from his quad injury and will return.

A-League squad

1.Tom GLOVER (gk), 2.Scott GALLOWAY, 3. Scott JAMIESON (c), 4. Nuno REIS, 7. Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 9.Jamie MACLAREN, 10.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER, 11.Craig NOONE, 13. Nathaniel ATKINSON, 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.

**2-4 to be omitted**

In: 7. Rostyn GRIFFITHS (returns from injury), 15. Andrew NABBOUT (returns from injury), 36. Kerrin STOKES (returns from suspension).

Out: 43. Alec MILLS (not selected).

Unavailable: 8. Aiden O’NEILL (back).

Following watching City’s last W-League fixture from the sidelines due to accumulation of yellow cards, Samantha Johnson returns to the squad for this Saturday’s match against Newcastle while Sarah Cain and Hollie Palmer both return from injury.

W-League squad

1.Teagan MICAH (gk), 3.Teigen ALLEN, 5.Tori TUMETH, 6. Noor ECKHOFF, 7.Julia SARDO, 8. Hollie PALMER, 9. Alex CHIDIAC, 10.Chinatsu KIRA, 11.Rhali DOBSON, 12.Harriet WITHERS, 13. Sarah CAIN, 14.Margot ROBINNE, 15. Emma CHECKER (c), 17. Samantha JOHNSON, 18.Leah DAVIDSON, 21. Jenna McCORMICK, 22. Naomi THOMAS-CHINNAMA, 23.Melissa BARBIERI (gk).

In: 8. Hollie PALMER (returns from injury), 13. Sarah CAIN (returns from injury), 17. Samantha JOHNSON (returns from suspension).

Out: 19.Tyla-Jay VLAJNIC (suspension).

Unavailable: 4. Chelsea BLISSETT (ACL), 16. Sofia SAKALIS (ACL), 19. Tyla-Jay VLAJNIC (suspension), 20. Lia MULDEARY (hamstring).

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