Derby squad confirmed

Kevin Muscat has named his squad for Saturday night's Melbourne Derby.

Kevin Muscat has named his squad for Saturday night's Melbourne Derby.

Muscat has made three inclusions to the squad that defeated Adelaide United in the last round of the Hyundai A-League.

Pablo Contreras will miss Saturday's derby through suspension, with Jason Geria, Dylan Murnane and Connor Pain added to an extended match day squad.

Melbourne Victory's squad faces a short turnaround, having played in China on Wednesday night in their opening AFC Champions League match day.

Melbourne Victory v Heart AAMI Park, Saturday, March 1, 7:45pm Referee: Strebre Delovski Assistant Referee 1: Jonathan Barreiro Assistant Referee 2: Nathan MacDonald Fourth Official: Shaun Evans

Melbourne Victory Squad: 1.Nathan COE (gk), 3.Adama TRAORE, 4.Nick ANSELL, 5.Mark MILLIGAN (c), 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Gui FINKLER, 9.Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10.Archie THOMPSON, 11.Connor PAIN, 13.Andrew NABBOUT, 14.James TROISI, 16.Rashid MAHAZI, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Tom ROGIC, 22.Jesse MAKAROUNAS, 24.Scott GALLOWAY, 25.Jason GERIA, 31. Dylan MURNANE **Two to be omitted**

Ins: 11.Connor PAIN (promoted), 25. Jason GERIA (promoted), 31. Dylan MURNANE (promoted)

Outs: 2. Pablo CONTRERAS (suspended)

Unavailable: 23. Adrian LEIJER (facial fractures - tbc)