Team News: City name squad to take on Wanderers


The teams are in for Friday’s clash with Western Sydney at Spotless Stadium. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s side.

Friday’s clash will see the two in-form sides go head-to-head with City looking to cement their spot in the top three while the Wanderers will be fighting to secure a finals spot.

City will see Tim Cahill exit the side through international duty as the forward prepares to play a part against Iraq and UAE in the national team’s crucial qualifiers.

Daniel Arzani, Denis Genreau and Braedyn Crowley have been added to the extended squad for the contest but Michael Valkanis may look to last week’s bench to replace Cahill in the eleven with Nick Fitzgerald and Bruce Kamau having an immediate impact off the sidelines.

Goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis also returns to the squad after serving his five-week suspension. Competition for the number one jersey will heat up once again with the impressive form of Thomas Sorensen during Bouzanis’ suspension period.

City take on Western Sydney on Friday night, kick-off 7.50pm. See the match live on Fox Sports 505 and SBSVICELAND.

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Melbourne City FC: 1.Thomas SORENSEN (GK), 2.Manny MUSCAT, 3.Josh ROSE, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 6.Osama MALIK, 8.Neil KILKENNY, 9.Nicolas COLAZO, 10.Anthony CACERES, 11.Bruce KAMAU, 12.Nick FITZGERALD, 14.Daniel ARZANI, 18.Paulo RETRE, 20.Dean BOUZANIS (GK), 21.Ruon TONGYIK, 22.Michael JAKOBSEN 23.Bruno FORNAROLI, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 34.Denis GENREAU

Ins: 14.Daniel ARZANI (promoted), 20.Dean BOUZANIS (GK) (returns from suspension), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN (promoted) 34.Denis GENREAU (promoted)

Outs: 17.Tim CAHILL (international duty), 40.Yaren SOZER (omitted)

Unavailable: 7.Corey GAMEIRO (ACL – season), 27.Fernando BRANDAN (ACL – season), 28.Steve KUZMANOVSKI (ACL – season)