Ansell, Mahazi named in extended squad

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has named Nick Ansell and Rashid Mahazi in an extended match day squad, while Archie Thompson remains unavailable for selection for this Saturday's clash.

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has named Nick Ansell and Rashid Mahazi in an extended match day squad, while Archie Thompson remains unavailable for selection for this Saturday's clash.

Thompson won't feature in the match against league-leaders Brisbane, with the Melbourne Victory stalwart continuing his recovery from a hamstring strain.

Saturday, January 4, 2014 Melbourne Victory v Brisbane Roar AAMI Park, Melbourne Kick-off: 7.45pm local (7.45pm AEDT) Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones Assistant Referee 1: Hakan Anaz Assistant Referee 2: Matthew Cheeseman Fourth Official: Shaun Evans

TV Broadcast: 7.30pm (AEDT) Live and exclusive coverage on FOX Sports 1HD Radio Broadcast: 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Local radio Victoria, 936 ABC Hobart and ABC Northern Tasmania 612 ABC Brisbane, ABC Local Radio QLD, Grandstand Digital, Online/Mobile phone app

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Melbourne Victory Squad:1. Nathan COE (GK), 2. Pablo CONTRERAS, 3. Adama TRAORE, 4. Nick ANSELL, 5. Mark MILLIGAN, 6. Leigh BROXHAM, 7. Gui FINKLER, 9. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 11. Connor PAIN, 13. Andrew NABBOUT, 14. James TROISI, 15. Mitch NICHOLS, 16. Rashid MAHAZI, 17. Jimmy JEGGO, 20. Lawrence THOMAS (GK), 23. Adrian LEIJER, 24, Scott GALLOWAY. 25, Jason GERIA (two to be omitted) Ins:16. Rashid MAHAZI, 4. Nick ANSELL Outs:Nil Unavailable:10. Archie THOMPSON