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Jan 18, 2017   |  3:59AM AET

Team News: Kilkenny returns for Mariners clash

Team News: Kilkenny returns for Mariners clash

The teams are in for Thursday night’s clash with the Central Coast Mariners at AAMI Park. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s side.

City have named a full strength side to take on the Mariners in the Round 16 encounter as Neil Kilkenny returns from suspension.

The midfielder has picked up 8 yellow cards so far this season and will look to remain out of the referees note book to maintain his place in the team for the remaining games. Yellow cards have been an issue for City who have Fernando Brandan, Bruno Fornaroli and Luke Brattan one caution away from a 1-week suspension.

Nick Fitzgerald also joins Kilkenny in the extended side which will be cut down by two 90 minutes before kick-off.

City will look to bounce back from last week’s loss against Adelaide on Thursday night as it takes on Central Coast Mariners at AAMI Park, kick-off 7.50pm. Click here to secure your place at the match or sign up for our 3 Match Memberhsip below.

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1.Thomas SORENSEN (gk), 2.Manny MUSCAT, 3.Josh ROSE, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 6.Osama MALIK, 8.Neil KILKENNY, 9.Nicolas COLAZO, 10.Anthony CACERES, 11.Bruce KAMAU, 12.Nick FITZGERALD, 17.Tim CAHILL, 18.Paulo RETRE, 20.Dean BOUZANIS (gk), 21.Ruon TONGYIK, 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 23.Bruno FORNAROLI (c), 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Fernando BRANDAN

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 12.Nick FITZGERLAD (promoted), 8.Neil KILKENNY (returns from suspension)

Outs: nil

Unavailable: 7.Corey GAMEIRO (ACL – season), 28.Steve KUZMANOVSKI (ACL – season)