Wellington Phoenix will be looking to return to winning ways against Melbourne City after the nine-game unbeaten run came to an end against Sydney FC, mid-week.
The Wellington side host in-form Melbourne City in NZ’s Capital of Football but the travelling team will have to face an intimidating set of Phoenix fans as we hope for another big turn out.
Head Coach, Mark Rudan changed his squad for the previous round against Sydney FC so the question is will we see changes again this week as he looks for a win against the Melbourne side.
Wellington Phoenix vs. Melbourne City, Saturday 26th January, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, 7:35pm (NZT)
Referee: Jonathan Barreiro
Assistant Referee 1: Nathan MacDonald
Assistant Referee 2: Mark Rule
Fourth Official: Adrian Arndt
VAR: Nick Waldron
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on Sky Sport 3 from 7:00pm NZT and FOX SPORTS 505 from 5.00pm AEDT
Join the conversation on Twitter using the hash tag #WEL vMCY
Wellington Phoenix squad: 1.Filip KURTO (gk), 4.Mandi SOSA, 5. Ryan LOWRY, 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: 6. Dylan FOX (promoted), 23.Max BURGESS (promoted)
Melbourne City FC squad: 1.Mark BIRIGHITTI, 2.Ritchie De LAET, 3.Scott JAMIESON (c), 4.Harrison DELBRIDGE, 5.Bart SCHENKEVELD, 7.Rostyn GRIFFITHS, 8.Riley MCGREE, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 13.Nathaniel ATKINSON, 15.Kearyn BACCUS, 18.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 19.Lachlan WALES, 21.Ramy NAJJARINE, 25.Iacopo LA ROCCA, 22.Curtis GOOD, 26.Luke BRATTAN, 27.Florin BERENGUER-BOHRER, 30.Moudi NAJJAR **two to be omitted**
Ins: 10.Dario VIDOSIC (returns from injury), 21.Ramy NAJJARINE (promoted)