Team News: City’s Round 5 squad

The team is in for Saturday’s clash with Brisbane. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s side.

City has bolstered its squad once again this week with the return of Luke Brattan and the selection of Ramy Najjarine for team’s trip to Queensland this week.

Brattan – who was left out of the squad for the last match against Wellington – will look to make a return in his home state as the visitors look to make it three consecutive wins against the Roar.

The midfielder’s exclusion last week came as a shock to many but the experienced campaigner has worked his way back in to the selection mix where he’ll look to play a role for his side.

Najjarine makes his first appearance in the extended side this season with the talented attacker impressing on the training track after his return from the AFC U19 Championships.

Osama Malik and Michael O’Halloran are making progress with their respective calf and hamstring injuries and are still working with the strength and conditioning staff on their road to recovery.

The final squad will be cut down to by two, 90 minutes before kick-off. City face Brisbane on Saturday night at Suncorp Stadium, kick-off 7.50pm.

Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 2.Ritchie De LAET, 3.Scott JAMIESON (c) , 4.Harrison DELBRIDGE, 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD, 8.Riley MCGREE, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 17.Anthony CACERES, 18.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 19.Lachlan WALES, 21.Ramy NAJJARINE, 23.Bruno FORNAROLI, 25.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER, 34.Connor METCALFE

Ins: 21.Ramy NAJJARINE (promoted), 26.Luke BRATTAN (promoted), 17.Anthony CACERES

Outs: nil

Unavailable: 6.Osama MALIK (calf), 11.Michael O’HALLORAN (hamstring)