Team News: Doubleheader squads confirmed

City football is back at AAMI Park this weekend with a huge doubleheader awaiting.

Plenty is on the line for City’s Men’s and Women’s squads on what is set to be a big Sunday of football.

Rado Vidosic’s men will first kick off the action against Newcastle, hunting another crucial three points in the race to the Premiers Plate following last week’s international break.

Three points could also be crucial for another big reason… Should Adelaide lose to Western Sydney on Friday night, we’ll be just three points away from securing a spot in the 2023/24 AFC Champions League spot.

Click here to read the full explainer for how ACL spots will be allocated.

The reinforcements are in for Rado too this Sunday, with Thomas Lam (suspension) and Florin Berenguer (injury) returning to the squad.

Unfortunately the news isn’t as good for another of our foreigners in Richard ven der Venne.

The Dutchman had been tracking well with his recovery from a calf injury but has been ill for the past week which has delayed his return. We hope to see him back in the squad in the next week or two.

Dario Vidosic’s City Women will be in action following the Men’s clash for their final match of the season, and there’s set to be plenty on the line.

Pending results the day prior, there’s a chance that both City and Canberra will be facing off with the winner taking the last Finals spot.

They’ll need your support to get over the line, so be sure to stick around and cheer them on!

After missing last weeks clash through personal reasons, Chelsea Blissett has returned to the squad and will be available for selection.

ALM Round 22 Squad

1. Tom GLOVER (GK), 2. Scott GALLOWAY, 3. Scott JAMIESON 4. Nuno REIS, 6. Thomas LAM, 9. Jamie MACLAREN, 10. Florin BERENGUER, 13. Aiden O’NEILL, 14. Valon BERISHA, 15. Andrew NABBOUT, 18. Jordon HALL, 22. Curtis GOOD, 23. Marco TILIO, 25. Callum TALBOT, 33. Matthew SUTTON (GK), 35. Raphael BORGES RODRIGUES, 37. Max CAPUTO, 38. Jordan BOS, 50. Emile PEIOS, 51. Patrick HOGAN.

In: 6. Thomas LAM (returns from suspension), 10. Florin BERENGUER (promoted), 35. Raphael BORGES RODRIGUES (returns from injury), 37. Max CAPUTO (returns from injury).

Out: 36. Kerrin STOKES (omitted), 43. Sebastian ESPOSITO (omitted).

Unavailable: 7. Mathew LECKIE (hamstring), 8. Richard VAN DER VENNE (calf/illness), 34. Arion SULEMANI (ACL).

ALW Round 20 Squad

1. Sally JAMES (GK), 3. Naomi CHINNAMA, 4. Chelsea BLISSETT, 6. Leticia MCKENNA, 7. Julia GROSSO, 8. Kaitlyn TORPEY, 9. Holly McNAMARA, 10. Rhianna POLLICINA, 14. Katie BOWEN, 15. Emma CHECKER (C), 17. Hannah WILKINSON, 19. Maria ROJAS, 21. Isabella ACCARDO, 22. Bryleeh HENRY, 23. Melissa BARBIERI (GK), 24. Daniela GALIC, 25. Darcey MALONE.

In: 4. Chelsea BLISSETT (promoted).

Out: Nil.

Unavailable: 5. Tori TUMETH (ACL), 16. Karly ROESTBAKKEN (foot), 18. Leah DAVIDSON (ankle), 20. Caitlin KARIC (knee).