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    City's Cahill fit to fire against Victory

    Melbourne City star Tim Cahill is capable of playing a significant role in the A-League clash with Melbourne Victory, says coach Warren Joyce.

    Saturday night's much-anticipated Melbourne A-League derby between Victory and City could provide the next big stage for Tim Cahill to work his magic.

    City coach Warren Joyce is confident Cahill has recovered well enough from his Socceroos heroics on Tuesday night to have a major impact against his club's arch-rivals.

    Cahill was back training at City's facilities the morning after his two goals against Syria in Sydney put the Socceroos through to the next stage of World Cup qualifying.

    The 37-year-old has been named in City's squad for Saturday's Etihad Stadium clash, but Joyce has played his cards close to his chest when asked if he will start.

    "I'm not going to go through the team ... it's not professional," Joyce said on Friday.

    "(But) it was a tremendous effort to get back as early as he did to prepare properly - it's the sign of a true professional.

    "I think he opened the building up ... a quick flight back and he's raring to go.

    "It's good for the group."

    Victory will also be bolstered by the returns of Socceroos Mark Milligan and James Troisi, and New Zealand international Kosta Barbarouses.

    Milligan was on the receiving end of several bruising tackles against Syria and featured for all 120 minutes of the extra-time win.

    "We've had to integrate him a little bit differently," Victory coach Kevin Muscat said of Milligan's return to training.

    "We're still assessing all their recoveries and especially Millsy because he played 90 minutes in the (first leg against Syria in Malaysia).

    "He took a fair few knocks in the first game ... but he won't have any issues - we've just got to make sure that we're doing the right thing by him.

    "We'll sleep on that but, at this point in time, they're all putting their hands up to play in what is going to be a massive game."

    New Victory signing Matias Sanchez was also named in an extended squad after the Argentine midfielder overcame the hamstring tightness that sidelined him last week.

    Victory will look to bounce back after a 1-0 loss to Sydney FC to start their campaign, while Joyce oversaw a 2-0 win over Brisbane in his first A-League game in charge of City.


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