Victory adds three players for Melbourne Derby

Melbourne Victory has added three players to an extended squad for Saturday night's Melbourne Derby at Etihad Stadium.

Tickets for the match are available here.

Nick Ansell, Mitch Austin and Stefan Nigro have been promoted to an 18-man squad, with two players to be omitted before kick-off.

James Donachie, who was sent off in Victory's 2-1 loss to Sydney FC last week, is out due to suspension.

Victory is second on the Hyundai A-League ladder, six points clear of fourth-placed City after 17 rounds.

The two teams have met three times already this season, with Victory prevailing 2-1 in the most recent encounter in December.

Victory forward Besart Berisha, the Hyundai A-League's all-time leading scorer, has scored 10 games in his past 12 games against City.

Tickets for the match are available here.

Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Round 18

Melbourne Victory v City
Saturday, February 4, 7.50pm AEDT
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne

TV: Live on Fox Sports 505 from 7.45pm AEDT
Radio: 1116 SEN, 774 ABC Melbourne, ABC Radio Vic, ABC Grandstand Digital, ABC Grandstand Online, A-League Live via the ABC Radio app
Online: Join the conversation on social media using #MelbDerby

Melbourne Victory squad (two to be omitted): 2.Jason GERIA, 4.Nick ANSELL, 5.Daniel GEORGIEVSKI, 6.Leigh BROXHAM, 7.Marco ROJAS, 8.Besart BERISHA, 10.James TROISI, 11.Mitch AUSTIN, 13.Oliver BOZANIC, 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH, 15.Alan BARO, 16.Rashid MAHAZI, 19.George HOWARD, 20.Lawrence THOMAS (gk), 21.Carl VALERI (c), 22.Stefan NIGRO, 23.Jai INGHAM, 40.Matt ACTON (gk)

Ins: 4.Nick ANSELL (promoted), 11.Mitch AUSTIN (promoted), 22.Stefan NIGRO (promoted)
Outs: 17.James DONACHIE (suspended – 1 match)
Unavailable: Nil