Michaela Robertson is in line to make her Wellington Phoenix debut at Sky Stadium this weekend.
The popular Wellington winger has been included in the extended Phoenix squad for Saturday afternoon’s second round Liberty A-League match against Western United.
Robertson, 26, missed last week’s memorable season opener against Melbourne City due to concussion, but is now symptom-free and cleared to play her first competitive match for the Nix.
She joined the Phoenix women from the club’s academy after scoring more than 100 goals in 100 plus games for Wellington United.
Head coach Natalie Lawrence is still unable to call on club captain and goalkeeper Lily Alfeld (knee injury), midfielders Isabel Gomez (foot injury) and Grace Wisnewski (calf injury) and Football Ferns forward Emma Rolston (back injury).
Wellington Phoenix squad: 2. Saskia VOSPER, 3. Kate TAYLOR, 4. Mackenzie BARRY, 5. Marisa VAN DER MEER, 7. Chloe KNOTT, 9. Ava PRITCHARD, 10. Alyssa WHINHAM, 11. Betsy HASSETT, 12. Brianna EDWARDS (gk), 13. Paige SATCHELL, 14. Michaela ROBERTSON, 15. Zoe MCMEEKEN, 17. Claudia CICCO, 18. Te Reremoana WALKER, 19. Charlotte LANCASTER, 20. Milly CLEGG, 21. Michaela FOSTER, 22. Georgia CANDY (gk).
IN: 14. Michaela ROBERTSON (returning from concussion).
Unavailable: 1. Lily ALFELD (gk) (c) (injured), 6. Isabel GOMEZ (injured), 8. Grace WISNEWSKI (injured), 16. Emma ROLSTON (injured).
Vs Western United
Venue: Sky Stadium
Date: Saturday November 26