Victory squad named for Adelaide away


Melbourne Victory has added two players to an extended squad for Saturday night’s clash with Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium.

Mitch Austin and Rashid Mahazi have been promoted for the Round 14 match, with two players to be omitted before kick-off.

Austin and Mahazi were also promoted for last week’s game against Newcastle Jets, though both were later omitted from the final squad.

Injured goalkeeper Alastair Bray (shoulder) is the only player unavailable for Victory, which is on a four-match winning streak.

Victory has won two of its past three games against Adelaide, including a 2-1 win when the teams last met in October.

Marco Rojas scored a last-gasp winner in that match, which ended a previous winless streak of eight games in the South Australian capital.

Rojas has been directly involved in the scoring of 16 goals this season (nine goals, seven assists), three more than any other player despite having played only nine games.

The match will be broadcast live and exclusively on Fox Sports 505 from 7.30pm AEDT.

Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Round 14

Adelaide United v Melbourne Victory
Saturday, January 7, 7.50pm AEDT, 7.20pm local
Coopers Stadium, Adelaide

TV: Live on Fox Sports 505 from 7.45pm AEDT
Radio: SEN 1116774 ABC Melbourne, 891 ABC Adelaide, ABC Local Radio SA/Vic, Grandstand Digital, A-League Live via the ABC Radio app, Crocmedia A-League Live
Online: Join the conversation on social media using #ADLvMVC

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, 11.Mitch AUSTIN, 13.Oliver BOZANIC, 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH, 15.Alan BARO, 16.Rashid MAHAZI, 17.James DONACHIE, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Carl VALERI (c), 23.Jai INGHAM, 40.Matt ACTON (gk)

Ins: 11.Mitch AUSTIN (promoted), 16.Rashid MAHAZI (promoted)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 27.Alastair BRAY (gk) (shoulder – 3-4 months)