Team News: Squads submitted for Wellington and Wanderers

Melbourne Victory have named their Men’s and Women’s squads to take on Wellington and Western Sydney.

Both sides remain in Melbourne, with Victory’s Men taking on the Wellington Phoenix at AAMI Park on Friday night. Victory’s Women come up against Western Sydney at CB Smith Reserve on Saturday afternoon.

Melbourne Victory Men

Rai Marchan is still undertaking the APL concussion protocol, and continues to be monitored by Victory’s medical staff.

New signing Bruce Kamau has been listed in Tony Popovic’s extended squad.

1.Matt ACTON, 2.Jason GERIA, 3.Enrique LOPEZ, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 8.Josh BRILLANTE, 9.Tomi JURIC, 10.Bruno FORNAROLI, 11.Ben FOLAMI, 14.Jay BARNETT, 16.Stefan NIGRO, 18.Bruce KAMAU, 21.Roderick MIRANDA, 22.Jake BRIMMER, 23.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 24.Nishan VELUPILLAY, 26.Lleyton BROOKS, 28.Will Wilson, 29.Eli ADAMS, 30.Ahmad TALEB, 31.Matthew BOZINOVSKI

In: 18.Bruce KAMAU (promoted), 23.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS (promoted)

Out: nil

Unavailable: 4.Rai MARCHAN (injured), 7.Chris IKONOMIDIS (suspended – 1 week), 17.Luis NANI (injured), 20.Paul IZZO (injured)

Melbourne Victory Women

Catherine Zimmerman returns to the match day squad for the first time following injury. A fractured fibula suffered against Sydney FC in Round 2 sidelined the American forward.

Zimmerman’s return means Rikke Madsen’s injury replacement period has concluded. The Danish international has returned to pre-season with NWSL outfit North Carolina Courage.

1.Casey DUMONT, 2. Tiffany ELIADIS, 3.Claudia BUNGE, 5.Jessika NASH, 6.Beattie GOAD, 8.Alana MURPHY, 9.Catherin ZIMMERMAN, 10.Alex CHIDIAC, 11.Natalie TATHEM, 13.Sarah ROWE, 14.Melina AYRES, 15.Amy JACKSON, 16.Paige ZOIS, 17.Maja MARKOVSKI 18.Kayla MORRISON, 19.Lia PRIVITELLI, 20.Miranda TEMPLEMAN, 21.Elise KELLOND-KNIGHT, 22.Ava BRIEDIS, 23.Emily KOS

In: 1.Casey DUMONT (returns from injury), 9.Catherine ZIMMERMAN (returns from injury), 13.Sarah ROWE (promoted), 14.Melina AYRES (returns from injury), 22.Ava BRIEDIS (promoted), 23.Emily KOS (promoted)

Out: 25.Rikke MADSEN (injury replacement period concludes)

Unavailable: 7.Gema SIMON (injured)