Team News: City’s Round 19 squad

The team is in for Sunday’s clash with Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s side.

After last week’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle, Warren Joyce’s side will be boosted by the return of defender Bart Schenkeveld. The Dutchman misses last week’s clash through yellow card accumulation and will more than likely return to the centre of defence where he has made that position his own this season.

Youth trio Denis Genreau, Connor Metcalfe and Ramy Najjarine have been added to the extended squad with the group also still in calculations for the Foxtel Y-League Grand Final in Newcastle on Saturday. With a Sunday A-League match and three training sessions to be completed, Joyce and his coaching staff will make a decision on the youngsters close to the match.

The obvious omission is that of Ross McCormack with the forward’s loan period in Melbourne concluding this week. The Scot played off the bench during the past fortnight with a recurring Achilles issue. McCormack has returned to parent club Aston Villa. 

Bruno Fornaroli continues his road to recovery, playing more minutes in the Club’s youth friendlies. He will continue to look for more match minutes as he prepares for his A-League return.

Melbourne City face Brisbane Roar on Sunday at Suncorp Stadium, kick-off 7pm. See the match live on FOX Sports 501.

Melbourne City FC Squad: 1.Dean Bouzanis, 2.Manny Muscat, 3. Scott Jamieson, 4. Harrison Delbridge, 5.Bart Schenkeveld, 6.Osama Malik, 7. Nick Fitzgerald, 10.Dario Vidosic, 11. Bruce Kamau, 13. Stefan Mauk, 14.Daniel Arzani, 15.Denis Genreau, 18. Eugene Galekovic, 22. Michael Jakobsen, 26. Luke Brattan, 27. Marcin Budzinski, 34.Connor Metcalfe, 35.Ramy Najjarine

Ins: 5.Bart Schenkeveld (returns from suspension), 15. Denis Genreau (promoted), 34. Connor Metcalfe (promoted), 35. Ramy Najjarine (promoted)

Outs: 21. Ruon Tongyik (omitted), 44. Ross McCormack (loan period concluded)

Unavailable: 23. Bruno Fornaroli (ankle), 37. Nathaniel Atkinson (ankle)