Victory names squad in hunt for Glory


Melbourne Victory has added four players to an extended squad for Friday night’s game against Perth Glory at AAMI Park.

Tickets for the match are available here.

Daniel Georgievski and Lawrence Thomas return from injury, with Stefan Nigro and Jai Ingham promoted for the Round 9 match.

Georgievski has been out for the past month with a broken collarbone, while Thomas missed last week’s 2-0 win over Newcastle Jets with a finger complaint.

Mitch Austin and Lucas Spinella drop out of the squad, with two more players to be omitted before kick-off.

Austin, who injured his ankle in the first half of the match against the Jets, has been ruled out for the next fortnight.

Victory, third on the Hyundai A-League ladder with a game in hand, is aiming for its third straight win on Friday night.

While Victory is undefeated against Perth at AAMI Park under the guidance of Kevin Muscat, it has not beaten Glory since March 2014.

Perth, two points behind Victory in fifth place, heads to Melbourne on the back of a 2-0 loss to Central Coast Mariners last week.

Glory will be wary of Victory winger Marco Rojas, who has scored five goals in five Hyundai A-League matches this season.

Tickets for the match are available here.

Renew or join as a Melbourne Victory member and stand Arm in Arm with us in 2016/17. Click here for more details.

Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Round 9

Melbourne Victory v Perth Glory
Friday, December 2, 7.50pm AEDT
AAMI Park, Melbourne

TV: Live on Fox Sports 505 from 7.00pm AEDT and SBS Viceland from 7.30pm AEDT
Radio: SEN 1116, ABC Grandstand DigitalEON Sports Radio, Crocmedia A-League Live
Online: Join the conversation on social media using #MVCvPER

Melbourne Victory squad (two to be omitted): 2.Jason GERIA, 4.Nick ANSELL, 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Marco ROJAS, 8.Besart BERISHA, 9.Max BEISTER, 10.James TROISI, 13.Oliver BOZANIC, 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH, 15.Alan BARO, 16.Rashid MAHAZI, 17.James DONACHIE, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Carl VALERI (c), 22.Stefan NIGRO, 23.Jai INGHAM, 40.Matt ACTON (gk)

Ins: 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI (returns from injury), 20.Lawrence THOMAS (returns from injury), 22.Stefan NIGRO (promoted), 23.Jai INGHAM (promoted)
Outs: 11.Mitch AUSTIN (ankle – 2 weeks), 30.Lucas SPINELLA (omitted)
Unavailable: 27.Alastair BRAY (shoulder – 4-5 months)