SQUADS: Melbourne City FC announce 18-man squad to take on Newcastle

Melbourne City FC has announced its 18-man squad to take on the Newcastle Jets at AAMI Park on Sunday.

After securing a hard-earned point away from home against Sydney FC last week, Melbourne City FC will return to AAMI Park this Sunday looking to register its first win of the season against the Newcastle Jets. David Villa started on the bench against Sydney and came on to score a memorable debut goal and the World Cup winner will look to replicate last week's heroics at home.

Robert Koren and David Williams sat out round one, but have returned to an extended 18-player squad alongside Jason Hoffman who returns from a carry-over suspension from last season.

The Jets come into the clash after a late round one loss against the Central Coast Mariners. Marcos Flores and Jonny Steele will be the Novocastrians biggest threats with Ben Kantarovski and Sam Gallaway returning to the 18-man squad.

Tickets available from Ticketek but to catch all 13 games at AAMI Park this season, sign up as a Melbourne City FC member at membership.melbournecityfc.com.au

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Melbourne City FC v Newcastle Jets

AAMI Park, Melbourne

Kick-Off: 3:00 PM (Local) (3:00 PM AEDT)

Referee: Jarred Gillett

Assistant Referee 1: Luke Brennan

Assistant Referee 2: Brad Hobson

Fourth Official: Patrick Chaplin

TV Broadcast: Live and exclusive coverage on FOX SPORTS 1HD & 1 from 2.30pm (AEDT) and Sky Sport 2 (New Zealand)

Radio Broadcast: 774 ABC Melbourne, Local Radio VIC, 1233 ABC Newcastle, Grandstand Digital Melbourne, ABC Grandstand Online/A-League Live Mobile phone app

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Melbourne City FC:
1.Andrew REDMAYNE (GK)
3.Robbie WIELAERT
5.Erik PAARTALU
6.Aaron MOOY
7.Iain RAMSAY
8.Massimo MURDOCCA
9.David VILLA
10.Robert KOREN
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)
26.Marc MARINO
27.Ross ARCHIBALD

***two to be omitted***

Ins:
10.Robert KOREN (promoted)
15.David WILLIAMS (promoted)
17.Jason HOFFMAN (returns from suspension)

Outs:
25.Jacob MELLING (not selected)

Unavailable:
4.Connor Chapman (glandular fever – ongoing)
13.Jonatan Germano (2-5 weeks)
19.Benjamin GARUCCIO (2-5 weeks)
21.Stefan Mauk (returning from Young Socceroos duty)

Newcastle Jets:
1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (GK)
2.Scott NEVILLE
3.Taylor REGAN
4.Kew JALIENS (C)
5.Ben KANTAROVSKI
7.Jeronimo NEUMANN
8.Zenon CARAVELLA
9.Joel GRIFFITHS
10.Marcos FLORES
11.Andrew HOOLE
12.Sam GALLAGHER
13.Edson MONTANO
16.Jacob PEPPER
17.James VIRGILI
20.Ben KENNEDY (GK)
21.Sam GALLAWAY
22.Jonny STEELE
23.David CARNEY

***two to be omitted***

Ins: 
5.Ben KANTAROVSKI (return from injury)
21.Sam GALLAWAY (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 
6.Adrian MADASCHI (calf– 1-2 weeks)
14.Billy CELESKI (groin – 5-7 weeks)
15.Josh BARRESI (knee – season)
19.Mitch COOPER (knee – 5-7 weeks)