Milligan set for return

Melbourne Victory captain Mark Milligan could make his return to the Hyundai A-League as soon as this Saturday.

Melbourne Victory captain Mark Milligan could make his return to the Hyundai A-League as soon as this Saturday.

Milligan, who went under the knife for minor knee surgery a little over three weeks ago, has trained strongly throughout the week.

Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat will make the final decision on whether Milligan will travel after tomorrow morning's final training session on Gosch's Paddock.

Defender Adrian Leijer also returns to an extended Victory squad, following his suspension which saw him miss last week's 1-1 draw with Perth Glory.

Central Coast Mariners v. Melbourne Victory Saturday, February 8, 2014 Bluetongue Stadium, 5:30pm

Melbourne Victory Squad: 1.Nathan COE (gk), 2.Pablo CONTRERAS, 3.Adama TRAORE, 4.Nick ANSELL, 5. Mark MILLIGAN (c), 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Gui FINKLER, 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, 23. Adrian LEIJER, 24.Scott GALLOWAY, 25.Jason GERIA, **Two to be omitted**

Ins: 23. Adrian LEIJER (returns from suspension), 5. Mark MILLIGAN (returns from injury)

Outs: -

Unavailable: Kosta BARBAROUSES (ankle - one week)