Squad locked in for Reds clash

Kevin Muscat has named an extended squad for this weekend's match of the round against Adelaide United at AAMI Park.

Kevin Muscat has named an extended squad for this weekend's match of the round against Adelaide United at AAMI Park.

Adrian Leijer has been forced out of the side, following his facial fractures sustained against Central Coast Mariners.

New Zealand international Kosta Barbarouses returns to the squad, along with youngsters Jesse Makarounas, Connor Pain and 'keeper Lawrence Thomas.

Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United Saturday, February 22 - 7:45pm Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones Assistant Referee 1: Luke Brennan Assistant Referee 2: Jonathan Barreiro Fourth Official: Alex Azcurra

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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, 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 **Two to be omitted**

Ins: 9. Kosta BARBAROUSES (returns from injury), 11. Connor PAIN (promoted), 20. Lawrence THOMAS (returns from illness), 22. Jesse MAKAROUNAS (promoted)

Outs: 23. Adrian LEIJER (facial fractures), 30. Keegan COULTER (gk).

Unavailable: 23. Adrian LEIJER (facial fractures)

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