18-man squad announced for Brisbane this Sunday

The squads are in for the vital clash between Melbourne City FC and Brisbane Roar on Sunday. See who's in and who's out for Sunday's encounter.

Melbourne City FC sees the return of midfielder Massimo Murdocca from a hamstring injury. Murdocca will look forward to play some part in the match with the midfield dynamo facing his former side.

Ben Garuccio also makes the extended side as another option for John van’t Schip in the full-back position.

After picking up their second win of the season on Wednesday night, the Brisbane Roar’s injury list grew even further this week with the news that Johnny Warren medallist Thomas Broich would miss six weeks after going under the knife for an ankle injury.

The Roar do see the return of Socceroo Adam Sarota but there is still an injury cloud hovering over the former FC Utrecht man, with the final 16 decided 90 minutes before kick-off.

Melbourne City FC take on Brisbane Roar this Sunday, kick-off 5:00pm. Be there for this important contest and secure your place for the match now!

 

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Melbourne City FC v Brisbane Roar FC

AAMI Park, Melbourne

Kick-Off: 5:00 PM (Local) (5:00 PM AEDT)

Referee: Shaun Evans

Assistant Referee 1: Luke Brennan

Assistant Referee 2: George Lakrindis

Fourth Official: Lucien Laverdure

TV Broadcast: Live and exclusive coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 4.30pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 2 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: 774 ABC Melbourne, Local Radio VIC, 612 ABC Brisbane, ABC Local Radio Queensland, Grandstand Digital, Grandstand Online/ ABC Radio Mobile phone app 

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Melbourne City FC squad:
1.Andrew REDMAYNE (GK)
3.Rob WIELAERT
5.Erik PAARTALU
6.Aaron MOOY
7.Iain RAMSAY
8.Massimo MURDOCCA
11.Damien DUFF
14.James BROWN
15.David WILLIAMS
17.Jason HOFFMAN
19.Ben GARUCCIO
20.Tando VELAPHI (GK)
21.Stefan MAUK
23.Mate DUGANDZIC
24.Patrick KISNORBO
25.Jacob MELLING
26.Marc MARINO
27.Ross ARCHIBALD

**two to be omitted**

Ins:
8.Massimo MURDOCCA (promoted)
19.Ben GARUCCIO (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable:
10.Robert KOREN (calf – 2 weeks)
13.Jonatan GERMANO (hamstring – 3-4 weeks)
28.Liam MILLER (1 week)

Brisbane Roar FC squad:
2.Matthew SMITH (c)
4.Adam SAROTA
5.Corey BROWN
7.Mensur KURTISHI
8.Steven LUSTICA
10.HENRIQUE
12.Jean Carlos SOLORZANO
13.Jade NORTH
14.Daniel BOWLES
15.James DONACHIE
17.Matt McKAY
18.Luke BRATTAN
20.Kofi DANNING
21.Jamie YOUNG (gk)
23.Dimitri PETRATOS
28.Brandon BORRELLO
30.Matthew ACTON (gk)

*one to be omitted*

Ins:
4.Adam SAROTA (possible return from injury)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable:
1.Michael THEO (wrist – three weeks)
3.Shane STEFANUTTO (groin – six weeks)
6.George LAMBADARIDIS (knee – one week)
19.Jack HINGERT (knee – four weeks)
22.Thomas BROICH (ankle – six weeks)