Young defenders Nick Ansell and Jason Geria have been named in Melbourne Victory’s extended squad, as the young guns return from injury.
Ansell, who suffered a foot injury in pre-season, has now played in two Foxtel National Youth League matches since re-joining training about three weeks ago, while Geria, who also suffered a foot injury, re-joins the squad for the first time since Round 2’s clash with Adelaide.
Victory coach Kevin Muscat said he was looking forward to Friday night’s clash, with the club set to celebrate it’s 10th anniversary.
Past players will be part of the match build up, as well as plenty of other celebrations planned for the clash at AAMI Park.
Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United
AAMI Park, Melbourne
Kick-Off: 7:40 PM (Local) (7:40 PM AEDT)
Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones
TV Broadcast: Live and exclusive coverage on FOX SPORTS 505 from 7.00pm (AEDT), Live Coverage on SBS HD & SBS One from 7.30pm AEDT and Sky Sport 2 (New Zealand)
Radio Broadcast: 774 ABC Melbourne, Local Radio VIC, 891 ABC Adelaide, Local Radio South Australia, Grandstand Digital, Grandstand Online/ABC Radio Mobile phone app
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Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Nathan COE (gk), 2.Jason GERIA, 4.Nick ANSELL, 5.Mark MILLIGAN (c), 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Gui FINKLER, 8.Besart BERISHA, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.Archie THOMPSON, 11.Connor PAIN, 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH, 15.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 16.Rashid MAHAZI, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Carl VALERI, 22.Jesse MAKAROUNAS, 23.Adrian LEIJER, 24.Scott GALLOWAY
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 2.Jason GERIA (returns from injury), 4.Nick ANSELL (returns from injury)
Unavailable: 17.Matthieu DELPIERRE (foot – tbc)