JVS welcomes wealth of attacking talent

Melbourne City manager John Van't Schip will have the welcome dilemma of returning stars as well as incoming signings as they take on Wellington Phoenix on Monday.

However, van’t Schip will be required to make a change to his side, after defender Jack Clisby received his fifth yellow card of the year.
This paves the way for defender Osama Malik to make his City debut while incoming attacking talents Adrian Caceras and Nick Fitzgerald have also been cleared for selection. 

City's defence will also be bulked by the return of star Ivan Franjic, while attacker Steve Kuzmanovski also returns from injury.

“We know we can play three at the back, or a flat back four. Getting Osama in is a big bonus because can play higher if we have to, it’s good to have that option so we can play in a different way,” van't Schip said.

“We don't have to overthrow the whole team. We had nine games and only lost once. Now the competition is on and the new players have to prove themselves.
“All these (new signings) are involved in the match day squad. Who will be playing, who will be on the bench, that's something we will decide."
Wellington Phoenix will be no pushover however, with Louis Fenton and Manny Muscat returning to the matchday squad.
“Wellington are fighting to get into the top six. They have players back, so they actually have almost their strongest team," van't Schip said.
“(Roy) Krishna is not playing, Fenton and Muscat are back so they are looking strong again. We know they can play a good game, they like to play through the lines and they like to overload the midfield.
“(Roly) Bonevaccia is an important player and with (Michael) McGlinchey, they can really hurt an opponent. We have to prepare ourselves for that and in the meantime play our own game and hurt them where we know we can.”