The squads are in for Sunday afternoon's clash with the Central Coast Mariners in Gosford. See who's in and who's out for our final match before the Asian Cup break.
The inclusion of Jonatan Germano from the long-term injury list headlines the returns for Melbourne City FC as they head to Gosford to make it five matches unbeaten.
Paulo Retre joins the Argentinian in the provisional side as Jacob Melling is the unlucky man to miss out after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against the Jets.
Massimo Murdocca and Jason Hoffman are still one to two weeks away from returning from the squad with the duo battling with an ankle and back strain respectively.
The Mariners see the return of Nick Montgomery to the provisional side as Phil Moss takes in the same side that picked up a 0-0 draw with the Western Sydney Wanderers on New Years Day.
Sunday, 4 January 2015
Central Coast Mariners v Melbourne City FC
Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Kick-Off: 5:00 PM (Local) (5:00 PM AEDT)
Referee: Peter Green
Assistant Referee 1: Allyson Flynn
Assistant Referee 2: Jonathan Barreiro
Fourth Official: Adam Gehrig
TV Broadcast: Live and exclusive coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 5.00pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 3 (New Zealand)
Radio Broadcast: 92.5 ABC Central Coast, 774 ABC Melbourne, Local Radio VIC, Grandstand Digital, Online/ABC Radio Mobile phone app
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Central Coast Mariners Squad:
1.Matt NASH (gk)
7.John HUTCHINSON (c)
12.Liam REDDY (gk)
***two to be omitted***
8.Nick MONTGOMERY (returns from injury)
16.Liam ROSE (promoted)
6.Brent GRIFFITHS (injury – indefinite)
21.Michael Neill (injury – indefinite)
Melbourne City FC Squad:
1.Andrew REDMAYNE (GK)
20.Tando VELAPHI (GK)
24.Patrick KISNORBO (C)
27, Ross ARCHBALD
***one to be omitted***
13.Jonatan GERMANO (returns from injury)
18.Paulo RETRE (promoted)
25.Jacob MELLING (suspended, accumulation - 1 week)
8.Massimo MURDOCCA (ankle – 1 week)
17.Jason HOFFMAN (back strain – 1-2 weeks)