The teams are in for Saturday’s clash with Newcastle at AAMI Park. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s side.
After a timely break for Michael Valkanis’ side, City are fresh and raring to go ahead of what many are expecting to be one of the most entertaining clashes of the round.
Manny Muscat, Denis Genreau and Daniel Arzani have all been added to the extended side for the contest which will be cut down to 16 90 minutes before kick-off with an opening created in the squad after the news of Fernando Brandan’s injury.
The Argentinian winger will miss out on the rest of the season with an ACL injury picked up innocuously on the training track and the fan favourite will look to begin his road to recovery this week.
The curious case of Michael Jakobsen also continues with the former Danish international given another week to rest his troublesome calf, working hard off the field to prevent any further issues heading into an important run home with the Club.
Valkanis has stressed the importance of Jakobsen to his side heading towards the Finals Series and is taking no risks with the central defender who has been one of his side’s best this season.
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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, 21.Ruon TONGYIK, 23.Bruno FORNAROLI, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 34.Denis GENREAU, 40.Yaren SOZER (gk),
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 2.Manny MUSCAT (promoted), 34.Denis GENREAU (promoted), 14.Daniel ARZANI (promoted)
Outs: 27.Fernando BRANDAN (ACL – season)
Unavailable: 20.Dean BOUZANIS (suspended – 1 weeks), 7.Corey GAMEIRO (ACL – season), 28.Steve KUZMANOVSKI (ACL – season)