Team News: City see vital returns for Adelaide clash

The teams are in for Friday night's clash with Adelaide United at AAMI Park. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s side ahead of the contest.

With two regular season matches left, Michael Valkanis sees the return of three experienced players to his squad to take on Adelaide as Melbourne City finalises its preparations for the end of season playoffs.

The long-awaited return of Michael Jakobsen has come this week as the Dane has been passed fully fit to make his return for the contest and play vital minutes to get up to match speed.

Unsung midfielder Neil Kilkenny also makes his return to the side after a back injury that has hampered the former Preston North End man over the past month. Osama Malik also makes his way back from suspension and will look to slot back in the central defensive position to partner Jakobsen.

The only out this week is the exclusion of Ruon Tongyik who has picked up an illness and won’t be available for Friday’s contest. The young defender is expected to be up for selection next week against Perth.

Don’t miss a minute of the action on Friday night as City take on Adelaide at AAMI Park, kick-off 7.50pm. Secure your place at our final home match today! 

Melbourne City Squad: 1.Thomas SORENSEN (gk), 2.Manny MUSCAT, 3.Josh ROSE, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 6.Osama MALIK, 8.Neil KILKENNY, 9.Nicolas COLAZO, 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, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 34.Denis GENREAU

Ins: 6.Osama MALIK (returns from suspension), 8.Neil KILKENNY (returns from injury), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN (returns from injury)

Outs: 21.Ruon TONGYIK (illness) 

Unavailable: 7.Corey GAMEIRO (ACL – season), 27.Fernando BRANDAN (ACL – season), 28.Steve KUZMANOVSKI (ACL – season)