Preliminary squad for Roar clash

Melbourne Heart FC have announced a 17-man squad for their Round 25 clash against Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

Melbourne Heart FC have announced a 17-man squad for their Round 25 clash against Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

Aziz Behich and Paulo Retre are promoted from the squad that was picked for the Central Coast Mariners match last Sunday.

Harry Kewell is the only exclusion in the preliminary squad after picking up an abdominal strain, and will likely miss next week's game against Adelaide United as well.

Brisbane Roar have a number of inclusions this week, the main one being top-scorer Besart Berisha returning from suspension.

Jade North and James Donachie return from injury while Corey Brown returns from an illness. Devante Clut and Brendan Borrello were omitted.

Match Details

Friday, 28 March 2014 Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Heart Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Kick-off: 7. 00pm local (8:00pm AEDT) Referee: Chris Beath Assistant Referee 1: Ashley Beecham Assistant Referee 2: Allyson Flynn Fourth Official: Matthew Gillett

TV broadcast: 7.00pm (AEDT) Live coverage on FOX Sports 1HD, SBS2 and delayed on Sky Sport 4 (New Zealand).

Live Match Stream: FFA will be streaming live coverage of the fixture in our Match Centre. Available (AUS & NZ only) to view by clicking here.

Radio Broadcast: ABC Grandstand Online/Mobile phone app. SBS Radio

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Brisbane Roar squad: 1.Michael THEO, 2.Matthew SMITH (c), 3.Shane STEFANUTTO, 7.Besart BERISHA, 8.Steven LUSTICA, 10.HENRIQUE, 11.Liam MILLER, 13.Jade NORTH, 14.Diogo FERRIERA, 15.James DONACHIE, 16.Jean Carlos SOLORZANO, 17.Matt McKAY, 18.Luke BRATTAN, 19.Jack HINGERT, 20.Matthew ACTON (gk), 22.Thomas BROICH, 23.Dimitri PETRATOS, 26.Corey BROWN **Two to be omitted**

Ins: 7.Besart BERISHA (returns from suspension), 13.Jade NORTH (returns from injury), 15.James DONACHIE (returns from injury), 26.Corey BROWN (returns from illness) Outs: 27.Devante CLUT (Omitted), 28.Brandon BORRELLO (Omitted) Unavailable: 5.Ivan FRANJIC (ankle - 1 week), 25.George LAMBADARDIS (knee - season)

Melbourne Heart FC squad: 1.Andrew REDMAYNE (GK), 3.Robbie WIELAERT (C), 4.Orlando ENGELAAR, 6.Patrick GERHARDT, 7.Iain RAMSAY, 8.Massimo MURDOCCA, 13.Jonatan GERMANO, 15.David WILLIAMS, 16. Aziz BEHICH, 17.Jason HOFFMAN, 19.Benjamin GARUCCIO, 20.Tando VELAPHI (GK), 21.Stefan MAUK, 22.Nicholas KALMAR, 23.Mate DUGANDZIC, 24.Patrick KISNORBO, 28. Paulo RETRE **One to be omitted**

Ins: 16.Aziz BEHICH (promoted), 28. Paulo RETRE (promoted) Outs: 10.Harry KEWELL (abdominal strain - 2 weeks) Unavailable: Nil