The team is in for Monday’s New Year’s Day clash with Western Sydney. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s side.
With no injuries or suspensions from last week’s Christmas Derby, Warren Joyce has named a relatively unchanged squad for the clash against the Wanderers as City look to get back to winning ways.
Ross McCormack has made progress once again this week after stretching his ACL tendon the week before against Sydney. His second half cameo in the Derby showed promising signs for the Scot and may play more of a role in City’s front third.
Bruce Kamau has fully recovered from his knee knock, playing 90 minutes last week and will be eligible again this week for selection with options up front starting to become more readily available for Joyce with Nathaniel Atkinson moving his way up the ranks.
Dario Vidosic and Harrison Delbridge are still a week away from being available for selection with the January transfer window officially opening after Monday’s match. The duo will be eligible for selection for the January 6 clash with Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park.
City take on Western Sydney on Monday night at ANZ Stadium, kick-off 7.50pm. See the match live on FOX Sports 501.
Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Dean BOUZANIS (gk), 3.Scott JAMIESON, 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD, 6.Osama MALIK, 7.Nick FITZGERALD, 11.Bruce KAMAU, 12.Braedyn CROWLEY, 13.Stefan MAUK, 14.Daniel ARZANI, 15.Denis GENREAU 18.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 21.Ruon TONGYIK, 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 25.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Marcin BUDZINSKI, 37.Nathaniel ATKINSON, 44.Ross McCORMACK
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 15.Denis GENREAU (promoted)
Unavailable: 23.Bruno FORNAROLI (ankle), 2.Manny MUSCAT (suspended - 1 week)