James Troisi named for Cup Eve return


Melbourne Victory has added three players to an extended squad for its Hyundai A-League clash with Wellington Phoenix on Melbourne Cup Eve.

James Troisi has been named to make his return from injury, with the attacking midfielder cleared to play after suffering a fractured collarbone earlier this month.

Troisi has trained strongly over the past week and could feature for Victory at Etihad Stadium on Monday night.

Stefan Nigro and Jai Ingham have also been promoted, while captain Carl Valeri has been ruled out due to soreness.

Max Beister, who arrived in Melbourne on Wednesday, will be given further time to settle before making his debut for the club.

Victory is fifth on the Hyundai A-League ladder with four points after three rounds, while Wellington is yet to get off the mark in the last place.

The two teams met three times last season, with Victory recording two wins and a loss.

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Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Round 4

Melbourne Victory v Wellington Phoenix
Monday, October 31, 7.50pm AEDT
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne

TV: Live on Fox Sports 505 from 7.00pm AEDT
Radio: 774 ABC Melbourne/ABC Local Radio Vic, Grandstand Digital, A-League Live via the ABC Radio app, EON Sports Radio, SEN 1116, Crocmedia A-League Live
Online: Join the conversation on social media using #MVCvWEL

Melbourne Victory squad (two to be omitted): 2.Jason GERIA, 4.Nick ANSELL, 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 6.Leigh BROXHAM (c), 7.Marco ROJAS, 8.Besart BERISHA, 10.James TROISI, 11.Mitch AUSTIN, 13.Oliver BOZANIC, 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH, 15.Alan BARO, 16.Rashid MAHAZI, 17.James DONACHIE, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 22.Stefan NIGRO, 23.Jai INGHAM, 25.Sebastian PASQUALI, 27.Alastair BRAY (gk)

Ins: 10.James TROISI (returns from injury), 22.Stefan NIGRO (promoted), 23.Jai INGHAM (promoted)
Outs: 21.Carl VALERI (soreness – 1 week)
Unavailable: Nil