Wellington Phoenix are in good spirits heading into this highly-anticipated fixture against Melbourne Victory, especially after the fantastic comeback they achieved last weekend.
History was indeed made as the Phoenix recorded an eight-game unbeaten run, a feat never reached by the Wellington side.
Mandi Sosa has served his suspension and puts himself in contention for a starting place against the Melbourne side.
Who else will complete Mark Rudan’s Starting XI?
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Melbourne Victory vs. Wellington Phoenix, AAMI Park, Melbourne, Sunday 20 January, 7:00pm kick off (NZT)
Referee: Jarred Gillett
Assistant Referee 1: George Lakrindis
Assistant Referee 2: Daniel Ilievski
Fourth Official: Lachlan Keevers
VAR: Kurt Ams
TV Broadcast: Coverage on Sky Sport 3 from 7:00pm (NZT) and FOX SPORTS 505 from 5:00pm (AEDT)
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Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Matt ACTON (GK), 2.Storm ROUX, 3.Corey BROWN, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Kenny ATHIU, 8.Terry ANTONIS, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.James TROISI, 11.Ola TOIVONEN, 13.Birkan KIRDAR, 14.Tommy DENG, 15.Raul BAENA, 16.Josh HOPE, 19.Rahmat AKBARI, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (GK), 21.Carl VALERI (C), 24.Elvis KAMSOBA, 25.Anthony LESIOTIS **two to be omitted**
Ins: 7. Kenny ATHIU (promoted), 13. Birkan KIRDAR (promoted)
Unavailable: Jai INGHAM (quad – TBC), Keisuke HONDA (Hamstring – 2 weeks), Nick ANSELL (Hamstring – TBC), Georg NIEDERMEIER (Calf – TBC)
Wellington Phoenix Squad: 1.Filip KURTO (gk), 4.Mandi SOSA, 6.Dylan FOX, 7.Cillian SHERIDAN, 9.Nathan BURNS, 11.David WILLIAMS, 13.Liberato CACACE, 14.Alex Rufer, 15.Michal KOPZCYNSKI, 16.Louis FENTON, 18.Sarpreet SINGH, 19.Tom DOYLE, 20.Oliver SAIL (gk), 21.Roy KRISHNA, 22.Andrew DURANTE (c), 23.Max BURGESS, 27.Steven TAYLOR **two to be omitted**
Ins: 4.Mandi SOSA (return from suspension), 6.Dylan FOX (promoted), 14.Alex RUFER (return from suspension), 9.Nathan BURNS (promoted)
Outs: 5.Ryan LOWRY (not selected), 17.Callan ELLIOT (not selected)