SQUADS: Melbourne City FC announce 18-man squad for the Melbourne Derby

The squads are in for the Hyundai A-League's first instalment of the Melbourne Derby for the Hyundai A-League 2014/15 season. See who's in and who's out for the blockbuster clash.

Melbourne City FC will enter Saturday night’s encounter with an almost full strength line up, only missing Robert Koren who could miss four to six weeks with a calf injury.

After coming off a 1-1 draw with the Newcastle Jets, Melbourne City FC will draw confidence from their performances, dominating the majority of their opening two rounds.

Their opponents have had a blistering start to the season, dismantling the Western Sydney Wanderers in Round 1 and picking up a vital 1-1 draw against Adelaide United last week.

Victory will be missing regular left-back Jason Geria — who will sit-out Saturday’s clash with an ankle injury — and will be replaced by Scott Galloway, who will slot into Geria's position.

Saturday 25 October 2014

Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City FC

Etihad Stadium, Melbourne

Kick-Off: 7:30 PM

Referee: Strebre Delovski

Assistant Referee 1: Luke Brennan

Assistant Referee 2: Jonathan Barreiro

Fourth Official: Shaun Evans

TV Broadcast: Live and exclusive coverage on FOX SPORTS 3HD & 3 from 7.15pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 3 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: 774 ABC Melbourne, Local Radio VIC, 936 ABC Hobart and ABC Northern Tasmania, 891 ABC Adelaide, Local Radio SA,

Grandstand Digital, ABC Grandstand Online/A-League Live Mobile phone app 

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

Melbourne City FC Squad:  
1.Andrew REDMAYNE (GK)
3.Robbie WIELAERT
5.Erik PAARTALU
6.Aaron MOOY
7.Iain RAMSAY
8.Massimo MURDOCCA
9.David VILLA
11.Damien DUFF
14.James BROWN
15.David WILLIAMS
17.Jason HOFFMAN
18.Paulo RETRE
20.Tando VELAPHI (GK)
23.Mate DUGANDZIC
24.Patrick KISNORBO (C)
25.Jacob MELLING
26.Marc MARINO
27.Ross ARCHIBALD

**Two to be omitted**

Ins: 
25.Jacob MELLING (promoted)
26.Marc MARINO (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable:
10.Robert KOREN (calf – 4-6 weeks)
13.Jonatan Germano (1-4 weeks)

Melbourne Victory Squad:
1.Nathan COE (GK)
5.Mark MILLIGAN (c)
6.Leigh BROXHAM
7.Gui FINKLER
8.Besart BERISHA
9.Kosta BARBAROUSES
10.Archie THOMPSON
11.Connor PAIN
14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH
15.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI
16.Rashid MAHAZI
17.Matthieu DELPIERRE
18.Dylan MURNANE
20.Lawrence THOMAS (GK)
21.Carl VALERI
22.Jesse MAKAROUNAS
23.Adrian LEIJER
24.Scott GALLOWAY


**Two to be omitted**

Ins:
18.Dylan MURNANE (returns from international duty)
22.Jesse MAKAROUNAS (promoted)
24.Scott GALLOWAY (returns from international duty)

Outs:
2.Jason GERIA (ankle)

Unavailable:
4.Nick ANSELL (foot – 2-3 weeks)