#MelbDerby squad announced

Melbourne Heart FC's preliminary squad has been announced ahead of Saturday night's blockbuster Melbourne Derby against rivals Melbourne Victory.

Melbourne Heart FC's preliminary squad has been announced ahead of Saturday night's blockbuster Melbourne Derby against rivals Melbourne Victory.

Melbourne Heart enter the match on the back of a 1-0 win over Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park last Sunday, while Melbourne Victory also played at AAMI Park on Saturday night and recorded a 4-3 win over Adelaide United.

Both teams have players suspended with Melbourne Heart missing the services of Patrick Gerhardt and Aziz Behich for the clash due to the fact the pair have accumulated five yellow cards this season.

Victory's marquee Pablo Contreras will also miss through suspension, while Adrian Leijer remains sidelined through injury and Harry Kewell and Tom Rogic are under fitness clouds for their respective clubs.

Check out the full squad lists for both teams, below.

Saturday, 1 March 2014 Melbourne Heart FC v Melbourne Victory AAMI Park, Melbourne Kick-off: 7:45pm local (7:45pm AEDT) Referee: Strebre Delovski Assistant Referee 1: Jonathan Barreiro Assistant Referee 2: Nathan MacDonald Fourth Official: Shaun Evans

TV broadcast: 7.30pm (AEDT) Live coverage on FOX Sports 1HD and delayed 12:00am on Sky Sport 1 (New Zealand). Radio Broadcast: ABC Grandstand Full Coverage Online/Mobile phone app. SEN Radio.

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Melbourne Heart FC Squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 3.Robbie WIELAERT, 4.Orlando ENGELAAR, 7.Iain RAMSAY, 8.Massimo MURDOCCA, 10.Harry KEWELL (C), 11.Michael MIFSUD, 13.Jonatan GERMANO, 15.David WILLIAMS, 17.Jason HOFFMAN, 18.David VRANKOVIC, 19.Benjamin GARRUCIO, 20.Tando VELHAPI (GK), 21.Stefan MAUK, 22.Nicholas KALMAR, 23.Mate DUGANDZIC, 24.Patrick KISNORBO, 27.Luke O-DEA **Two to be omitted** Ins: 3.Robbie WIELAERT (returns from suspension), 10.Harry KEWELL (returns from injury), 11.Michael MIFSUD (promoted), 27.Luke O-DEA (promoted) Outs: 6.Patrick GERHARDT (suspended - accumulation - 1 week), 16.Aziz BEHICH (suspended - accumulation - 1 week) Unavailable: Nil

Melbourne Victory Squad: 1.Nathan COE (gk), 3.Adama TRAORE, 4.Nick ANSELL, 5.Mark MILLIGAN (c), 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Gui FINKLER, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.Archie THOMPSON, 11.Connor PAIN, 13.Andrew NABBOUT, 14.James TROISI, 16.Rashid MAHAZI, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Tom ROGIC, 22.Jesse MAKAROUNAS, 24.Scott GALLOWAY, 25.Jason GERIA, 31. Dylan MURNANE **Two to be omitted** Ins: 11.Connor PAIN (promoted), 25. Jason GERIA (promoted) 31. Dylan MURNANE (promoted) Outs: 2. Pablo CONTRERAS (suspended - 1 week) Unavailable: 23. Adrian LEIJER (facial fractures - 3-4 weeks)