Team News: City set for Sydney test


Our team is in for Friday’s top of the table clash with Sydney, see who’s in and who’s out of this week’s side.

Neil Kilkenny returns to the squad after serving his one-match ban for the accumulation of five yellow cards. The influential midfielder returns to the mix after missing the match against Brisbane Roar, looking to replicate his performance against Sydney in the Westfield FFA Cup Final.

Denis Genreau retains his spot in the side with the young midfielder being a surprise addition to the bench for last week’s clash at AAMI Park.

Ivan Franjic has also been declared fit after sitting out last week but Osama Malik will miss Friday’s clash with Head Coach John van’t Schip confirming to the media on Thursday that the defender is dealing with a quad injury.

City face Sydney this Friday night at ANZ Stadium, kick-off 7.50pm. See the match live on Fox Sports 505 and SBS VICELAND. 

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Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Thomas SORENSEN (gk), 2.Manny MUSCAT, 3.Josh ROSE, 4.Connor CHAPMAN, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 8.Neil KILKENNY, 9.Nicolas COLAZO, 10.Anthony CACERES, 11.Bruce KAMAU, 12.Nick FITZGERALD, 17.Tim CAHILL, 18.Paulo RETRE, 20.Dean BOUZANIS (gk), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 23.Bruno FORNAROLI (c), 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Fernando BRANDAN, 34.Denis GENREAU

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 8.Neil KILKENNY (returns from suspension), 34.Denis GENREAU (promoted)

Outs: Nil

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