Team News: City's Round 6 squad

The team is in for Thursday night's Round 6 clash with Perth Glory at ABD Stadium. See who's in and who's out of this week's side. 

Melbourne City FC will be searching for their fifth consecutive win when they play host to Perth Glory on Thursday night.

Undefeated in the opening five rounds and sitting on top of the W-League ladder, Rado Vidosic's side will be determined to cement their spot at the top ahead of their Round 7 bye. 

City has been boosted by the return of Tyla-Jay Vlajnic who has missed the first five rounds with a hamstring injury, Young Matildas international, Nia Stamatopoulos has also been elevated for the clash. 

City host Perth Glory at ABD Stadium on Thursday 19 December, kick off 7:30pm, before sitting out Round 7 with the bye and returning to action on Thursday 2 January when they head to Brisbane to take on the Roar at Dolphin Stadium. 

Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Lydia WILLIAMS (gk), 2.Yukari KINGA, 3.Lauren BARNES, 4.Chelsea BLISSETT, 6.Aivi LUIK, 7.Steph CATLEY (c), 8.Nia STAMATOPOULOS, 9.Claire EMSLIE, 10.Emily VAN EGMOND, 11.Rhali DOBSON, 13.Rebekah STOTT, 15.Emma CHECKER, 17.Kyah SIMON, 19.Tyla-Jay VLAJNIC, 20.Milica MIJATOVIC, 21.Ellie CARPENTER, 23.Melissa HUDSON

**two to be omitted**

Ins: 8.Nia STAMATOPOULOS (promoted), 19.Tyla-Jay VLAJNIC (returns from injury) 

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: Nil