Trio set for return in Newcastle clash


Melbourne Victory will be boosted by the return of Besart Berisha, Daniel Georgievski and Adrian Leijer for Saturday’s trip to Newcastle.

Berisha returns after recovering from a slight groin strain he sustained during the recent FFA Cup, while defenders Georgievski and Leijer return after serving one match suspensions.

Matthieu Delpierre will not make the trip to Newcastle, with a hamstring injury keeping the towering central defender out for this weekend’s match.

Newcastle Jets vs. Melbourne Victory
Saturday, November 8
Hunter Stadium, Newcastle

Kick-off: 5pm, live on Fox Sports 4


Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Nathan COE (GK), 5.Mark MILLIGAN (c) 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Gui FINKLER, 8.Besart BERISHA, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.Archie THOMPSON, 11.Connor PAIN, 13.Andrew NABBOUT, 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH, 15. Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 16.Rashid MAHAZI, 18.Dylan MURNANE, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (GK), 21.Carl VALERI, 22.Jesse MAKAROUNAS, 23. Adrian LEIJER, 24.Scott GALLOWAY

***two to be omitted***

Ins: 8. Besart BERISHA (returns from injury) 15.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI (returns from suspension), 23.Adrian LEIJER (returns from suspension)

Outs: 26. Jordan BROWN

Unavailable: 2.Jason GERIA (ankle – 1 week), 4.Nick ANSELL (foot – 2-3 weeks), 17. Matthieu DELPIERRE (hamstring – 1 week)