Leijer returns, as Muscat names squad

Adrian Leijer will return from suspension for Tuesday night's clash with the Wanderers, while captain Mark Milligan has also been added to an extended match day squad.

Adrian Leijer will return from suspension for Tuesday night's clash with the Wanderers, while captain Mark Milligan has also been added to an extended match day squad.

Milligan may return to the starting XI, provided he recovers from today's gruelling training session on AAMI Park.

Youngsters Jordan Brown and Chris Cristaldo have also been added to Kevin Muscat's squad, as Victory prepare to take on the Wanderers for the second time in three weeks.

Chilean Pablo Contreras will miss this fixture, after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in Friday night's 1-1 draw with Newcastle.

Nick Ansell, Scott Galloway, Jason Geria and Connor Pain remain unavailable, with the foursome away on international duty until later this month.

Melbourne Victory v Western Sydney Wanderers Tuesday, January 14, 7:30pm AAMI Park Referee: Ben Williams Assistant Referee 1: Matthew Cream Assistant Referee 2: Hakan Anaz Fourth Official: Alex Azcurra

TV broadcast: 7.30pm (AEDT) Live coverage on FOX Sports 1HD

Radio Broadcast: 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Local Radio Victoria, 936 ABC Hobart and ABC Northern Tasmania, 702 ABC Sydney, ABC Local Radio NSW, 666 ABC Canberra Grandstand Digital Online/Mobile phone app

Melbourne Victory Squad: 1. Nathan COE (GK), 3. Adama TRAORE, 5. Mark MILLIGAN, 6. Leigh BROXHAM, 7. Gui FINKLER, 9. Kosta BARBAROUSES, 10. Archie THOMPSON, 13. Andrew NABBOUT, 14. James TROISI, 15. Mitch NICHOLS, 16. Rashid MAHAZI, 17. James JEGGO, 20. Lawrence THOMAS (GK), 22. Jesse MAKAROUNAS, 26. Jordan BROWN, 27. Christopher CRISTALDO, 31. Dylan MURNANE, 32. Milos RIDESIC (two to be omitted)

Ins: 5. Mark MILLIGAN (returns from injury), 23. Adrian LEIJER (returns from suspension), 26. Jordan BROWN, 27. Christopher CRISTALDO (both promoted)

Outs: 2. Pablo CONTRERAS (suspended)

Unavailable: 4. Nick ANSELL, 11. Connor PAIN, 24. Scott GALLOWAY, 25. Jason GERIA (all on international duty) 2. Pablo CONTRERAS (suspended)

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