The team is in for Sunday’s clash away to Sydney at Leichhardt Oval. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s side thanks to Lotus Living.
There is plenty of action in both the in’s and out’s column for Warren Joyce’s side with the return of a key defensive trio and the departure of a young battalion.
Harrison Delbridge, Ritchie De Laet and Bart Schenkeveld make their way back into the side with the latter two returning from their mandatory one-match suspension for the accumulation of yellow cards.
Delbridge on the other hands returns from a hamstring injury picked up in the match against Newcastle. The split round has allowed the defender to fully recover and put his hand up for selection on Sunday.
Dario Vidosic and Ramy Najjarine have also been added to the extended side to take on Sydney, with a range of changes set for the starting side and bench.
These changes will also come about with the departure of Riley McGree, Nathaniel Atkinson and Lachie Wales on international duty. The trio will be away with the Australian U23 side who will look to qualify for the 2020 AFC U23 Championship in Thailand.
City face Sydney on Sunday night at Leichhardt Oval, kick-off 7pm.
Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI, 2.Ritchie DE LAET, 3.Scott JAMIESON (c), 4.Harrison DELBRIDGE, 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD, 7.Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 9.Shayon HARRISON, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 18.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 21.Ramy NAJJARINE, 22.Curtis GOOD, 25.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER, 29.Jamie MACLAREN, 34.Connor METCALFE, 36.Dylan PIERIAS
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 2.Ritchie DE LAET (returns from suspension), 4.Harrison DELBRIDGE (returns from injury), 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD (returns from suspension), 10.Dario VIDOSIC (promoted), 21.Ramy NAJJARINE (promoted)
Outs: 8.Riley MCGREE (international duty), 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON (international duty), 19.Lachlan WALES (international duty)
Unavailable: 30.Moudi NAJJAR (ankle)