The team is in for Sunday’s do-or-die Finals clash. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s squad in our Team News presented by Lotus Living.
It’s a full strength City that will head into the Elimination Final clash in Adelaide with last week’s rout of the Mariners proving to be an important boost on and off the field.
A week’s rest to Curtis Good, Eugene Galekovic, Florin Berenguer and Jamie Maclaren has left the group in good stead for the playoff match while Ritchie De Laet and Harrison Delbridge avoided yellow card suspensions by sitting out the contest.
Some of the younger brigade that came in to the contest depart the squad - including debutant and youngest ever Melbourne City player Idrus Abdulahi - who will have used the experience to spur them on in their professional career.
The only injury worry for the match is Rostyn Griffiths. The midfielder hasn’t been named in the final 18 but with two sessions still to go before Sunday, Griffiths still could feature in the contest.
Melbourne City face Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium on Sunday 5 May, kick-off 7pm.
Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI, 2.Ritchie DE LAET, 3.Scott JAMIESON, 4.Harrison DELBRIDGE, 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD, 8.Riley McGREE, 9.Shayon HARRISON, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 18.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 19.Lachlan WALES, 21.Ramy NAJJARINE, 22.Curtis GOOD, 25.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER, 29.Jamie MACLAREN
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (returns from injury), 2.Ritchie DE LAET (promoted), 4.Harrison DELBRIDGE (promoted), 18.Eugene GALEKOVIC (promoted) 22.Curtis GOOD (promoted), 27.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER (promoted), 29.Jamie MACLAREN (returns from injury)
Outs: 34.Connor METCALFE (omitted), 40.Majak MAWITH (omitted), 41.Mitchell GRAHAM (omitted), 42.James DELIANOV (omitted), 51.Idrus ABDULAHI (omitted)
Unavailable: 30.Moudi NAJJAR (ankle)