Head Coach Patrick Kisnorbo has confirmed his squad for City’s Round 2 away clash against Brisbane Roar.
City will be eyeing a second consecutive win to begin the season when it faces the Roar for its first away fixture of 2022/23 on Friday night.
It was confirmed on Thursday morning that Florin Berenguer and Nuno Reis would both miss the fixture through hamstring injury.
There’s more positive news for Curtis Good though, the defender returning the squad after missing the season-opening win over Western United through injury.
Finnish defender Thomas Lam has also been named after being substituted with a knock in the second half last week.
A trio of young guns are unavailable due to Young Socceroos duty, but it does pave the way for Scholarship duo Emin Durakovic and Arion Sulemani to be named in the squad for the first time.
Melbourne City FC squad: 1. Tom GLOVER (GK), 2. Scott GALLOWAY, 3. Scott JAMIESON (C), 6. Thomas LAM, 7. Mathew LECKIE, 8. Richard VAN DER VENNE, 9. Jamie MACLAREN, 13. Aiden O’NEILL, 14. Valon BERISHA, 15. Andrew NABBOUT, 16. Taras GOMULKA, 18. Jordon HALL, 22. Curtis GOOD, 23. Marco TILIO, 25. Callum TALBOT, 30. Luke ORESTI, 33. Matthew SUTTON (GK), 34. Arion SULEMANI, 36. Kerrin STOKES, 38. Jordan BOS.
**2 to be omitted**
In: 22. Curtis GOOD (returns from injury), 30. Luke ORESTI (promoted), 34. Arion SULEMANI (promoted).
Out: 35. Raphael BORGES RODRIGUES (national team duty).
Unavailable: 4. Nuno REIS (hamstring), 10. Florin BERENGUER (hamstring), 35. Raphael BORGES RODRIGUES (national team duty), 37. Max CAPUTO (national team duty), 40. James NIEUWENHUIZEN (national team duty).