Team News: City’s Round 9 squad


The team is for Saturday’s massive Melbourne Derby. 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 being named in the side to take on Victory in the Derby. The defender debuted and scored against this week’s opponents and despite his early exit against Adelaide, has worked hard on the track to ensure he is fit for the contest.

Curtis Good will also look to make his return to the side after sitting out last week’s contest through suspension. The defender’s last Melbourne Derby was 2011/12’s Round 18 clash that saw a 0-0 stalemate.

Florin Berenguer remains on the long-term injury list with his calf injury as Kearyn Baccus becomes the Frenchman’s injury replacement player after the return of Michael O’Halloran. The squad of 18 will be cut down by two 90 minutes before kick-off.

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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, 11.Michael O’HALLORAN,  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

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 22.Curtis GOOD (returns from suspension), 34.Connor METCALFE (promoted)

Outs: nil

Unavailable: 27.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER (calf)