SQUADS: Melbourne City FC announce 18-man squad to face Sydney FC

The squads are in for the blockbuster clash between Melbourne City FC and Sydney FC on Saturday night. See who's in and who's out for this week.

Melbourne City FC see the return of Aaron Mooy from Socceroos duty with the influential midfielder only playing six minutes in the clash against Japan in Osaka.

Ben Garuccio also makes the provisional 18-man squad with the inclusion of Liam Miller as an injury replacement.

Sydney FC received the shocking news of Corey Gameiro ACL injury on Thursday, ruling the talented young striker out for the rest of the season.

There was some light before the news of Gameiro’s injury broke, with Terry Antonis and Mark Janko returning for the Sky Blues but Graham Arnold’s men will have Gameiro in the forefront of their mind on Saturday night.

Saturday, 22 November 2014
Melbourne City FC v Sydney FC
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-Off: 7:30 PM (Local) (7:30 PM AEDT)

Melbourne City FC squad:
1.Andrew REDMAYNE (GK)
3.Robbie WIELAERT
5.Erik PAARTALU
6.Aaron MOOY
7.Iain RAMSAY
11.Damien DUFF
14.James BROWN
15.David WILLIAMS
17.Jason HOFFMAN
18.Paulo RETRE
19.Ben GARUCCIO
20.Tando VELAPHI (GK)
23.Mate DUGANDZIC
24.Patrick KISNORBO (c)
25.Jacob MELLING
26.Marc MARINO
27.Ross ARCHIBALD
28.Liam MILLER

***two to be omitted***

Ins:
6.Aaron MOOY (returns from international duty)
19.Ben GARUCCIO (promoted)
28.Liam MILLER (signed as Injury Replacement Player)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable:
8.Massimo MURDOCCA (groin – 1-2 weeks)
10.Robert KOREN (calf – 2-3 weeks)
13.Jonatan GERMANO (hamstring – 3-4 weeks)

 

Sydney FC squad:
1.Ivan NECEVSKI (GK)
2.Sebastian RYALL
3.Sasa OGNENOVSKI
4.Pedj BOJIC
6.Nikola PETKOVIC
8.Milos DIMITRIJEVIC
9.Shane SMELTZ
11.Bernie IBINI
12.Hagi GLIGOR
13.Christopher NAUMOFF
14.Alex BROSQUE (c)
16.Alex GERSBACH
17.Terry ANTONIS
18.Peter TRIANTIS
19.Nick CARLE
20.Vedran JANJETOVIC (GK)
21.Mark JANKO
22.Ali ABBAS

***two to be omitted***

 

Ins:
21.Mark JANKO (return from international  duty)
17.Terry ANTONIS (returns from international duty)

Outs: nil

Unavailable:
7.Corey GAMEIRO (knee – indefinite)
5.Matt JURMAN (knee – 1 week)

Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones
Assistant Referee 1: Nathan MacDonald
Assistant Referee 2: Brad Hobson
Fourth Official: Shaun Evand