Caretaker coach Michael Valkanis will lead an Adelaide United-flavoured Melbourne City side to South Australia for their A-League clash.
Striker Shane Smeltz says the Wellington Phoenix are a work in progress and the A-League club know they have to improve.
By their own admission, Melbourne City have lost touch with the A-League title but will seek to reheat their championship credentials vs. Adelaide.
Newcastle Jets defender Lachlan Jackson has re-signed with the A-League club for another two seasons.
Stand-in stopper Brandon O'Neill has revealed the support he has received from Sydney FC A-League coach Graham Arnold and centre-back Alex Wilkinson.
Western Sydney Wanderers defender Jonathan Aspropotamitis is hopeful his team can take advantage of a "rattled" Sydney FC defence.