18-man squad announced for the #MelbDerby

The squads are in for Saturday night's blockbuster #MelbDerby at AAMI Park. See who's in and who's out for the vital encounter.

Melbourne City FC see the omission of Damien Duff from the big Melbourne Derby clash as the Irishman recovers from a calf injury that he picked up during the clash against Brisbane Roar.

Stefan Mauk comes into the extended squad with the midfielder battling for a position in the final 16.

The opponents will be missing their captain Mark Miligan who was suspended by the Match Review Panel for an incident in last Saturday night’s match with Sydney FC.

The Victory see the inclusion of midfield maestro Gui Finkler and full-back Scott Galloway to the side and the duo are likely to make the final side for the blockbuster clash.

The Melbourne Derby is a sell-out however there are still Derby Flexi memberships available for the match. Sign up for yours now!

Saturday, 20 December 2014
Melbourne City FC v Melbourne Victory
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-Off: 7:30 PM (Local) (7:30 PM AEDT)

Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones

Assistant Referee 1: Nathan MacDonald

Assistant Referee 2: Luke Brennan

Fourth Official: Patrick Chaplin

TV Broadcast: Live and exclusive coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 9.45pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 4 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: 774 ABC Melbourne, Local Radio VIC, 936 ABC Hobart & Northern Tasmania, Grandstand Digital, Grandstand Online/ABC Radio Mobile phone app 

Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash-tag #MelbDerby

Melbourne City FC:
1. Andrew REDMAYNE (GK)
3. Robbie WIELAERT
4. Connor CHAPMAN
5. Erik PAARTALU
6. Aaron MOOY
7. Iain RAMSAY
8. Massimo MURDOCCA
10. Robert KOREN
14. James BROWN
15. David WILLIAMS
17. Jason HOFFMAN
19. Benjamin GARUCCIO
20. Tando VELAPHI (GK)
21. Stefan MAUK
23. Mate DUGANDZIC
24. Patrick KISNORBO (C)
25. Jacob MELLING
27. Ross ARCHIBALD

**Two to be omitted**

Ins:
10. Robert KOREN (returns from injury), 21. Stefan MAUK (promoted)

Outs:
11. Damien DUFF (calf - 2-5 weeks)

Unavailable:
13. Jonatan GERMANO (hamstring – 1-2 weeks)
29. Liam MILLER (not selected)

Melbourne Victory:
1.Nathan COE (GK)
2. Jason GERIA
4. Nick ANSELL
6.Leigh BROXHAM (C)
7. Gui FINKLER
8.Besart BERISHA
9. Kosta BARBAROUSES
10.Archie THOMPSON
11. Connor PAIN
13. Andrew NABBOUT
14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH
16.Rashid MAHAZI
18. Dylan MURNANE
20.Lawrence THOMAS (GK)
21.Carl VALERI
22.Jesse MAKAROUNAS
23.Adrian LEIJER, 24
Scott GALLOWAY.

**two to be omitted**

Ins:
7. Gui FINKLER (returns from injury)
13. Andrew NABBOUT (promoted)
24. Scott GALLOWAY (returns from injury)

Outs:
5. Mark MILLIGAN (suspension)

Unavailable:
15. Daniel GEORGIEVSKI (ankle – 1-2 weeks)
17. Matthieu DELPIERRE (foot – tbc)