Team News: Key midfielder returns for City

The teams are in for Sunday’s clash with Wellington. See who’s in and who’s out of this week’s side.

This week sees the long-awaited return of marquee man Nicolas Colazo to the squad after being declared fully fit for Sunday’s contest.

The Argentine suffered a burst ear drum from a clash in Round 1 – coincidentally against Wellington – and underwent surgery at the start of the month to repair the injury.

Concerns to Dean Bouzanis and Osama Malik have been alieviated with both players selected in the extended squad to take on the Phoenix on Sunday.

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Melbourne City FC Squad: 1.Thomas SORENSEN (GK), 2.Manny MUSCAT, 3.Josh ROSE, 4.Connor CHAPMAN, 5.Ivan FRANJIC, 6.Osama MALIK, 8.Neil KILKENNY, 9.Nicolas COLAZO, 10.Anthony CACERES, 11.Bruce KAMAU, 12.Nick FITZGERALD, 17.Tim CAHILL, 18.Paulo RETRE, 20.Dean BOUZANIS (GK), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 23.Bruno FORNAROLI (C), 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Fernando BRANDAN

Ins: 3.Josh ROSE (promoted), 9.Nicolas COLAZO (returns from injury)

Outs: 14.Daniel ARZANI (omitted)

Unavailable: 7.Corey GAMEIRO (ACL - season), 28.Steve KUZMANOVSKI (ACL - season)