Luke Brattan has been rewarded for his dazzling start to the A-League season with a return to Socceroos reckoning.
On Tuesday, he was putting Melbourne Victory to the sword with his second man-of-the-match derby performance in as many weeks.
A day later, the Melbourne City midfielder was named in an extended 30-man squad for next month's World Cup qualifier against Thailand by Ange Postecoglou.
The 26-year-old's talent has never been in question and he grew to become a key member of the Brisbane...
Melbourne City will play off in the FFA Cup final for the club's first trophy after overcoming Melbourne Victory 2-0 in a high-octane derby at AAMI Park on Tuesday night.
Luke Brattan's contentious first-half goal and Fernando Brandan's clincher 13 minutes from time gave City the final berth, which will be played at the same venue against Sydney FC on Nov. 30. And unlike their A-League duel of 10 days ago, City were made to work for this win.
The fight was on from the first whistle.
Every foul seemed...