Youngsters promoted to Victory squad

Three youngsters have been promoted to Melbourne Victory’s squad for its first away trip of the season, with Josh Hope, Stefan Nigro and Christian Theoharous all included.

James Donachie is the player to drop out after suffering a quad injury in the Melbourne Derby.

Victory heads to Adelaide undefeated in its last six visits to the city in the A-League, last having lost in February 2013.

However the last time the two sides met was in the FFA Cup, with Adelaide 3-0 victors.

Melbourne Victory squad (two to be omitted): 1. Matt Acton (GK), 2. Jason Geria, 4. Rhys Williams, 5. Mark Milligan, 6. Leigh Broxham, 8. Besart Berisha, 9. Kosta Barbarouses, 10. James Troisi, 11. Mitch Austin, 14. Thomas Deng, 16. Josh Hope, 18. Matias Sanchez, 20. Lawrence Thomas (GK), 21. Carl Valeri ©, 22. Stefan Nigro, 23. Jai Ingham, 31. Christian Theoharous, 41. Leroy George

In: Josh Hope, Stefan Nigro, Christian Theoharous (all promoted)
Out: James Donachie (quad)
Unavailable: N/A