Team News: Brattan returns from Socceroos duty

The teams are in for Friday night’s clash with Western Sydney Wanderers. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s side.

City see the return of Socceroo Luke Brattan after the midfielder appeared on the bench in the national team’s draw with Thailand in Bangkok.

His late call-up saw John van’t Schip’s side go without Brattan in the side’s 2-1 win over Newcastle at AAMI Park last week but returns for Friday night’s contest with the Wanderers.

It’s another clean bill of health for City this week as the Head Coach confirmed his chargers were fit and ready to go for the contest to the media on Thursday.

van’t Schip also confirmed the Nicolas Colazo is one week away from being available for selection after recovering from a burst ear drum. The Argentine has been training fully with the squad and has impressed on the track, looking to replicate the form that saw him impress in the opening rounds of the season.

City take on the Wanderers this Friday night at Spotless Stadium in Sydney’s west, kick-off 7.50pm. See the match on Fox Sports 505 and SBS2.

Melbourne City FC Squad: 1.Thomas SORENSEN (GK), 2.Manny MUSCAT, 3.Josh ROSE, 4.Connor CHAPMAN, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 6.Osama MALIK, 8.Neil KILKENNY, 10.Anthony CACERES, 11.Bruce KAMAU, 12.Nick FITZGERALD, 14.Daniel ARZANI, 17.Tim CAHILL, 18.Paulo RETRE, 20.Dean BOUZANIS (GK), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 23.Bruno FORNAROLI (C), 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Fernando BRANDAN

Ins: 3.Josh ROSE (promoted), 14.Daniel ARZANI (promoted), 26.Luke BRATTAN (returns from international duty),

Outs: 21.Ruon TONGYIK (omitted)

Unavailable: 7.Corey GAMEIRO (ACL - season), 9.Nicholas COLAZO (ear – 1 week), 28.Steve KUZMANOVSKI (ACL - season)