Kewell, Wielaert miss Roar challenge

Melbourne Heart FC will miss midfielder Harry Kewell and defender Robbie Wielaert as the Red and White welcome Hyundai A-League leaders Brisbane Roar to AAMI Park this Sunday.

Melbourne Heart FC will miss midfielder Harry Kewell and defender Robbie Wielaert as the Red and White welcome Hyundai A-League leaders Brisbane Roar to AAMI Park this Sunday.

Kewell has failed to shake a toe injury which saw him miss the side's trip to Wellington, while Wielaert collected his fifth yellow card of the season in New Zealand and will miss the encounter as he serves a one-match suspension for accumulation.

Jonatan Germano returns to the preliminary squad and remains in contention for an appearance this weekend, while Luke O'Dea, who was an unused substitute against Wellington, is still in line to make his senior debut.

Michael Mifsud has also bee included in the extended squad after netting a hat-trick in the Foxtel National Youth League.

After falling 1-0 to the Newcastle Jets at Suncorp Stadium last weekend, Brisbane Roar has named a strong line-up for the clash at AAMI Park, with Liam Miller returning to midfield following suspension.

Check out both squad lists below.

Sunday, 23 February 2014 Melbourne Heart FC v Brisbane Roar AAMI Park, Melbourne Kick-off: 5:00pm local (5:00pm AEDT) Referee: Adam Kersey Assistant Referee 1: George Lakrindis Assistant Referee 2: Anton Shchetinin Fourth Official: Lucien Laverdure

TV Broadcast: 5.00pm (AEDT) Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1HD and Delayed Broadcast on Sky Sport 2 (New Zealand). Radio Broadcast: 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Local radio Victoria, 612 ABC Brisbane, ABC Local Radio Queensland, Grandstand Digital, Online/Mobile A-league live phone app

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Melbourne Heart FC Squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 4.Orlando ENGELAAR, 6.Patrick GERHARDT, 7.Iain RAMSAY, 8.Massimo MURDOCCA, 11.Michael MIFSUD, 13.Jonatan GERMANO, 15.David WILLIAMS, 16.Aziz BEHICH, 17.Jason HOFFMAN, 19.Benjamin GARRUCIO, 20.Tando VELHAPI (GK), 21.Stefan MAUK, 22.Nicholas KALMAR, 23.Mate DUGANDZIC, 24.Patrick KISNORBO, 27.Luke O-DEA **One to be omitted** Ins: 11.Michael MIFSUD (promoted), 13.Jonatan GERMANO (returns from injury) Outs: 3.Robbie WIELAERT (suspended - accumulation) Unavailable: 10.Harry KEWELL (toe - one week) *Captain TBC

Brisbane Roar squad: 1.Michael THEO, 2.Matthew SMITH (c), 3.Shane STEFANUTTO, 5. Ivan FRANJIC, 7. Besart BERISHA, 8. Steven LUSTICA, 10.HENRIQUE, 11. Liam MILLER, 13.Jade NORTH, 14. Diogo FERREIRA, 15. James DONACHIE, 16. Jean Carlos SOLORZANO, 17. Matt McKAY, 18.Luke BRATTAN, 20.Matthew ACTON (gk), 22.Thomas BROICH, 23.Dimitri PETRATOS, 26. Corey BROWN **Two to be omitted* * Ins: 11.Liam MILLER (returns from suspension), 26.Corey BROWN (Promoted) Outs: Nil Unavailable: 25.George LAMBADARDIS (knee - season)

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Match Details Hyundai A-League Round 20 Sunday, 23 February 2014 Melbourne Heart FC vs. Brisbane Roar AAMI Park, Melbourne