Team News: City’s Round 8 squad


The team is in for Sunday’s clash with Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s side.

It’s good news for City on the injury front with Ritchie De Laet making his return to the side after overcoming an injury in training late last week.

The defender’s tweak saw him miss his side’s trip to Perth with the extended break and travel allowing him to recover for Sunday’s contest.

Osama Malik also returns to the selection mix this week after overcoming a calf injury that has seen him out since the start of the season with the defender looking to enhance the competition for spots in the defensive third.

The unlucky man to miss out from last week’s contest is Curtis Good. Despite making his first start for the Club since his return from Europe, the defender will sit out this week after picking up two yellow cards against the Glory.

Florin Berenguer has also been added to the unavailable list with Warren Joyce confirming the Frenchman would be out with a calf injury for 2-4 weeks while Michael O’Halloran is close to making his return from a hamstring injury.

Melbourne City take on Adelaide United on Sunday at Coopers Stadium, kick-off 7.00pm.

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1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 2.Ritchie De LAET, 3.Scott JAMIESON (c) , 4.Harrison DELBRIDGE, 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD, 6.Osama MALIK, 7.Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 8.Riley MCGREE, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 18.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 19.Lachlan WALES, 21.Ramy NAJJARINE, 25.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 34.Connor METCALFE, 36.Dylan PIERIAS

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 2.Ritchie DE LAET (returns from injury), 6.Osama MALIK (returns from injury), 36.Dylan PIERIAS (promoted)

Outs: 22.Curtis GOOD (suspended – 1 week)

Unavailable: 11.Michael O’HALLORAN (hamstring), 27.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER (calf)