Team News: Round 1 v Western United

Jeff Hopkins has named a 20-player squad for Saturday’s clash against Western at City Vista Reserve.

Victory’s squad will see the inclusion of Matildas Elise Kellond-Knight and Alex Chidiac who arrived from camp on Thursday. The midfield duo are fit and in the mix to feature on Saturday.

Another stand-out name in the list is Kayla Morrison who has been selected for her return match from an ACL injury sustained in Round 1 last season. The American’s successful recovery has seen her primed for the clash against Western United and is set to start in the clash.

Jessika Nash, Miranda Templeman and Kellond-Knight are in line to feature on a Victory teamsheet for the first time while Gema Simon, Beattie Goad and Natalie Tathem return for their second stints at the Club.

Maja Markovski is the only injury concern with the forward recovering from hip surgery during the off-season

1.Casey DUMONT, 2.Tiffany ELIADIS, 3.Claudia BUNGE, 5.Jessika NASH, 6.Beattie GOAD, 7.Gema SIMON, 8.Alana MURPHY, 9.Catherine ZIMMERMAN, 10.Alex CHIDIAC, 11.Natalie TATHEM, 14.Melina AYRES, 15.Amy JACKSON, 16.Paige ZOIS, 18.Kayla MORRISON, 19.Lia PRIVITELLI, 20.Miranda TEMPLEMAN, 21.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 22.Ava BRIEDIS, 24.Anna LIACOPOULOS, 27.Rosie CURTIS

Unavailable: 17.Maja MARKOVSKI (injured)