The team is in for Sunday’s clash with Perth. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s side in our Team News presented by Lotus Living.
City have been forced to shuffle their deck for Sunday’s clash with the Glory as yellow card suspensions to Bart Schenkeveld and Ritchie De Laet see the defensive duo sit out this week.
The defensive ranks will also be stretched by the exclusion of Harrison Delbridge – who remains out of the team with a hamstring injury – with Curtis Good, Iacopo La Rocca and Rostyn Griffiths all in the mix to slot into the centre back position while Nathaniel Atkinson and Dylan Pierias will be in line to play a role at full-back.
In the forward third though, it’s business as usual for City as Jamie Maclaren looks to equal the most consecutive games with a goal since joining a club in the A-League. The current record sits with Queesland Roar’s Scottish import Charlie Miller who scored in his opening four matches in the 2008/09 season.
In a massive clash against the league-leaders, City will look to pick up the three points at AAMI Park on Sunday afternoon, kick-off 5.00pm. Click here to get your tickets.
Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI, 3.Scott JAMIESON (c), 7.Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 8.Riley MCGREE, 9.Shayon HARRISON, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 18.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 19.Lachlan WALES, 21.Ramy NAJJARINE, 22.Curtis GOOD, 25.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER, 29.Jamie MACLAREN, 34.Connor METCALFE, 36.Dylan PIERIAS
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON (promoted), 21.Ramy NAJJARINE (promoted), 34.Connor METCALFE (promoted), 36.Dylan PIERIAS (promoted)
Outs: 2.Ritchie DE LAET (suspended – 1 week), 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD (suspended – 1 week)
Unavailable: 4.Harrison DELBRIDGE (hamstring)