The team is in for Melbourne City’s season opener against Canberra United at McKellar Park on Sunday. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s match.
Under new Head Coach Rado Vidosic, City will be looking to kick-off their 2018/19 Westfield W-League campaign with a win.
With a host of notable absentees missing the clash due to a combination of international duty, injuries and club contracts overseas, an opportunity presents itself for City’s youngsters to step-up.
New-signings Nia Stamatopoulos and Chelsea Blissett are set to make their A-League debuts, as Adriana Jones, Helen Caceres and Jasmyne Spencer are set to feature for the first time in new colours.
Vidosic will be looking towards the experience of championship-winning duo Lydia Williams and Rebekah Stott to provide on-field leadership.
Elise-Kellond-Knight, Yukari Kinga, Tameka Butt and Jodie Taylor will miss the clash as they are yet to arrive in Melbourne, while Sofia Sakalis is on international duty.
Matildas Steph Catley and Kyah Simon will miss the match through injury.
City take on Canberra at McKellar Park on Sunday, kick-off 4:00pm.
Melbourne City FC Squad:
1.Lydia WILLIAMS (gk), 3.Lauren BARNES, 4.Chelsea BLISSETT, 5.Helen CACERES, 10.Nia STAMATOPOULOS, 11.Rhali DOBSON, 12.Adriana JONES, 13.Rebekah STOTT, 14.Shelby GREEN, 15.Amy JACKSON, 18.Aimee MEDWIN, 19.Tyla-Jay VLAJNIC, 21.Janna LAWSON, 22.Jasmyne SPENCER, 23.Melissa BARBIERI, 24.Whitney KNIGHT, 88.Theresa NIELSEN
**two to be omitted**
Unavailable: 2.Yukari KINGA (yet to arrive), 7.Steph CATLEY (knee), 8.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT (yet to arrive), 16.Sofia SAKALIS (International duty), 17.Kyah SIMON (Achilles), 31.Tameka BUTT (yet to arrive)