Experienced trio Jamie Young, Alex Lopez and Thomas Kristensen have all been included in our 18-man squad for Friday night’s Hyundai A-League Round 20 clash against Central Coast Mariners.
Both Young and Lopez come back into the squad after serving suspensions while Kristensen returns following a stint on the sidelines with an ankle injury.
Young striker Charles Lokoli-Ngoy has been included in the squad and is in line to make his BRFC debut, while fellow youngster Izaack Powell also comes into the team.
The Roar head to Central Coast Stadium on Friday night looking to extend a 14-match unbeaten run against the Mariners.
Hyundai A-League 2018/19 - Round 20: Central Coast Mariners v Brisbane Roar FC
Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Friday, 22 February (6:50pm KO QLD time)
Goalkeepers: 1.Brendan WHITE, 21.Jamie YOUNG
Defenders: 2.Dane INGHAM, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 12.Ruon TONGYIK, 15.Stefan NIGRO, 38.Izaack POWELL
Midfielders: 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 14.Alex LOPEZ, 17.Matt MCKAY (c)
Forwards: 11.Eric BAUTHEAC, 16.Charles LOKOLI-NGOY, 22.Tobias MIKKELSEN, 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 26.Nicholas D’AGOSTINO, 33.HENRIQUE, 36.Daniel LECK
Ins: 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN (returns from injury), 14 Alex LOPEZ (returns from suspension), 16.Charles LOKOLI-NGOY (promoted), 21.Jamie YOUNG (returns from suspension), 38.Izaack POWELL (promoted)
Outs: 18.Joe CALETTI (not selected), 31.Macklin FREKE (not selected), 35.Jay BARNETT (not selected)
Unavailable: 3.Luke DEVERE (knee),10.Brett HOLMAN (knee), 13.Stefan MAUK (groin), 19.Jack HINGERT (knee), 24.Connor O’Toole (broken leg)