Defensive stocks boosted for Sydney clash

Melbourne Victory could welcome back three defenders for this Saturday night's final home game of the Hyundai A-League season.

Melbourne Victory could welcome back three defenders for this Saturday night's final home game of the Hyundai A-League season.

Adama Traore, Nick Ansell and Pablo Contreras have all been included in an extended match day squad after they missed last Saturday's loss to Brisbane through injury.

The trio will have to take part in tomorrow's training session and be given the all clear before lining up against the Sky Blues.

Meanwhile, utility Leigh Broxham has been sidelined for this weekend's match after picking up his eighth yellow card of the season against Brisbane.

Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC Saturday, March 29, 7:45pm AAMI Park Referee: Jarred Gillett Assistant Referee 1: David Walsh Assistant Referee 2: Jonathan Barreiro Fourth Official: Lucien Laverdure

Melbourne Victory squad: 1.Nathan COE (gk), 2.Pablo CONTRERAS, 3.Adama TRAORE, 4.Nick ANSELL, 5.Mark MILLIGAN (C), 7.Gui FINKLER, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.Archie THOMPSON, 14.James TROISI, 16.Rashid MAHAZI, 17. James JEGGO, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Tom ROGIC, 22.Jesse MAKAROUNAS, 23.Adrian LEIJER, 24.Scott GALLOWAY, 25.Jason GERIA, 31.Dylan MURNANE **Two to be omitted**

Ins: 2. Pablo CONTRERAS (returns from injury), 3. Adama TRAORE (returns from injury), 4. Nick ANSELL (returns from injury)

Outs: 6. Leigh BROXHAM (suspension - 1 week)

Unavailable: Nil