Men’s Team News: Round 8 Melbourne Derby

Tony Popovic’s squad is in for Saturday’s Melbourne Derby at AAMI Park. 

The return from the World Cup break was fruitful for Victory with three points and no major injury issues coming out of the contest. 

Skipper Josh Brillante returns from the niggle picked up late last week that ruled him out of the clash with Macarthur.  

He’s been given the green light to be up for selection for the Derby with a number outcomes still to be decided in the midfield while Roderick Miranda will be given the full amount of time to prove his fitness for the Derby. Similarly, the defender was a late out last week and he will be assessed closer to the contest. 

A senior debut to Matt Bozinovski saw the young defender retain his spot in the extended side while Nathan Konstandopoulos returns to the selection mix. 

1.Matt ACTON, 2.Jason GERIA, 3.Enrique LOPEZ, 4.Rai MARCHAN, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Chris IKONOMIDIS, 8.Josh BRILLANTE. 9.Tomi JURIC, 10.Bruno FORNAROLI, 11.Ben FOLAMI, 15.Geroge TIMOTHEOU, 16.Stefan NIGRO, 17.Luis NANI, 18.Nick D’AGOSTINO, 20.Paul IZZO, 21.Roderick MIRANDA, 22.Jake BRIMMER, 23.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 24.Nishan VELUPILLAY, 28.Will WILSON, 31.Matthew BOZINOVSKI 

In: 8.Josh BRILLANTE (returns from injury), 23.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS (promoted) 

Out: nil 

Unavailable: 5.Matt SPIRANOVIC (injured) 

Isuzu UTE A-League – Round 8
Melbourne City v Melbourne Victory
Saturday 17 December
Kick-off: 7.45pm (AEDT)
AAMI Park, Melbourne