Team News: City’s Round 27 squad


The team is in for Saturday’s trip to Aucklnad to take on Wellington Phoenix at QBE Stadium. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s side.

Another week, another unchanged side for Melbourne City as Warren Joyce looks to maintain the consistency that has brought his side three consecutive wins.

Third spot is in City’s hands with a win over Wellington securing the illusive Asian Champions League play-off spot and a home Elimination Final against the sixth placed side.  

Osama Malik returns to the selection mix once again after another successful week on the track. The midfielder’s quad injury has fully recovered, intensifying the competition for spots. Bruce Kamau has also been added to the extended side that will be cut down by two 90 minutes before kick-off.

City could field a fifth consecutive starting side for the contest, continuing the longest run of consecutive elevens in the Club’s history.

Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Dean BOUZANIS (gk), 2.Manny MUSCAT, 3. Scott JAMIESON, 4. Harrison DELBRIDGE, 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD, 6.Osama MALIK, 7. Nick FITZGERALD, 8.Oliver BOZANIC, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 11.Bruce Kamau, 13. Stefan MAUK, 14.Daniel ARZANI, 18. Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 22. Michael JAKOBSEN, 23.Bruno FORNAROLI, 26. Luke BRATTAN, 27. Marcin BUDZINSKI, 37.Nathaniel ATKINSON

Ins: 6. Osama MALIK (returns from injury), 11.Bruce KAMAU (promoted),

Outs: nil

Unavailable: nil