TEAM NEWS: Young guns, key defender promoted

Four teenagers have once again been named in our 18-man squad for tomorrow's Round 14 clash with Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium (6:50pm KO).

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18-year-old midfielder Adam Sawyer has been promoted into the squad and is in line for his second Hyundai A-League appearance after making his debut off the bench back in Round 6 against the Victory.

Young defender Dane Ingham has also been promoted for tomorrow's clash while attackers Daniel Leck and Rahmat Akbari hold their spots.

Experienced defender Daniel Bowles also returns after missing last Saturday's clash with Adelaide United.

The Roar will be searching for consecutive wins for the first time in season 2017/18 and have already seen off Western Sydney once this season. 

State v State


Hyundai A-League Round 14: Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers
Suncorp Stadium
Friday, 5 January


Goalkeepers: 21.Jamie YOUNG, 31.Brendan WHITE

Defenders: 2.Dane INGHAM, 3.Luke DEVERE, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 5.Corey BROWN, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 19.Jack HINGERT, 24.Connor O'TOOLE

Midfielders: 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH, 16.Mitchell OXBORROW, 27.Adam SAWYER

Attackers: 9.Massimo MACCARONE, 11.Corey GAMEIRO, 25.Rahmat AKBARI, 33.Petros SKAPETIS, 36.Daniel LECK

Ins: 2.Dane INGHAM (promoted), 4.Daniel BOWLES (promoted), 27.Adam SAWYER (promoted)

Outs: 17.Matt MCKAY (suspended – 2 matches)

Unavailable: 1.Michael THEO (gk) (finger – 2 weeks), 6.Avram PAPADOPOULOS (suspended – 2 matches), 10.Brett HOLMAN (calf – 1 week), 13.Jade NORTH (groin – TBC), 18.Joe CALETTI (foot – 10 weeks), 22.Eric BAUTHEAC (hamstring – 1 week), 26.Nick D’AGOSTINO (ankle – 2 weeks), 77.Ivan FRANJIC (quad – 1 – 2 weeks)