Berisha back for Roar clash


Melbourne Victory star Besart Berisha is set to make his return from suspension in the Remembrance Round clash against Brisbane Roar at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

Berisha, 32, has been sidelined for Victory’s past two matches – draws against the Central Coast Mariners and Western Sydney Wanderers.

The forward has been named in Victory’s squad for the Round 6 Hyundai A-League encounter against his former club Brisbane.

Victory is still without several players due to international duty, with Mark Milligan linking up with the Caltex Socceroos ahead of the second leg of their FIFA World Cup qualifier against Honduras in Sydney.

Mitch Austin is suspended after being sent off during Victory’s gutsy draw against the Wanderers

Victory is undefeated in its last eight games against the Roar at Etihad Stadium, winning five and drawing three.

Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matt ACTON (gk), 2.Jason GERIA, 4.Rhys WILLIAMS, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Kenny ATHIU, 8.Besart BERISHA, 14.Thomas DENG, 15.Cameron McGILP, 16.Josh HOPE, 18.Matias SANCHEZ, 19.Pierce WARING, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Carl VALERI (c), 22.Stefan NIGRO, 23.Jai INGHAM, 41.Leroy GEORGE

Ins: 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 8.Besart BERISHA (returns from suspension)
Outs: 5.Mark MILLIGAN (international duty), 11.Mitch AUSTIN (suspended)
Unavailable: 17.James DONACHIE (quad), 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES (international duty), 10.James TROISI (international duty), 31.Christian THEOHAROUS (Young Socceroos)