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Franjic in but Jakobsen out again for City

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 23/02/2017 Ben McKay

Melbourne City will leave key defender Michael Jakobsen out of their A-League match with leaders Sydney FC on Friday night.

City coach Michael Valkanis said he wanted to field the Dane alongside returning defender Ivan Franjic against the Sky Blues but he would be held back to ensure no repeat of his calf injury ahead of the finals.

"We were hoping he could be back this week. We've got to be careful with him knowing we're in the final straight with seven games to go we need to do our due diligence with him and get him 100 per cent," Valkanis said on Thursday.

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