Team News: Squad confirmed for Canberra away

Melbourne City will be in action once more in the A-League Women’s competition before Christmas, set to take on Canberra United on Friday night.

After dropping points for the first time of the season last time out, City will be hoping for an early Christmas present with a return to winning ways.

Despite the scoreboard not going their way, Dario Vidosic’s team put in a performance that there were still plenty of positives to be taken from.

He’s now named his squad to take on Canberra this Friday evening.

Following a late withdrawal from last week’s clash due to illness, Vidosic confirmed that Captain Emma Checker would not be ready to return on Friday.

Darcey Malone has been included in the squad after missing the last few fixtures through injury.

Round 6 ALW Squad

Sally JAMES (GK), 3. Naomi CHINNAMA, 4. Chelsea BLISSETT, 6. Leticia MCKENNA, 7. Julia GROSSO, 8. Kaitlyn TORPEY, 10. Rhianna POLLICINA, 13. Emina EKIC, 14. Katie BOWEN, 18. Leah DAVIDSON, 19. Maria Jose ROJAS, 20. Caitlin KARIC, 21. Isabella ACCARDO, 22. Bryleeh HENRY, 23. Melissa BARBIERI (GK), 24. Daniela GALIC, 25. Darcey MALONE.

In: 25. Darcey MALONE (returns from injury).

Out: Nil.

Unavailable: 5. Tori TUMETH (ACL), 9. Holly MCNAMARA (ACL), 15. Emma CHECKER (illness), 16. Karly ROESTBAKKEN (foot), 17. Hannah WILKINSON (quad).