We begin a stretch of home games that takes us through to the end of the Hyundai A-League season tonight against Wellington Phoenix (7:50pm KO).
Interim Head Coach Darren Davies says the support of our passionate home fans for the final three games will be a massive boost for his side.
“We spoke as a group about continuing to the very end, and that’s what we’ll do,” Davies said.
“It’s been a difficult season, but we need to put on a performance for these last three games and finish strong in front of our fans - Three games, three wins.”
With a number of the Roar’s younger members included in the squad, tonight’s game presents an opportunity for the whole squad to put on a show in front of their home fans.
“We’ve been giving young players the opportunity to play in the Hyundai A-League this season and that’s been a positive," Davies said.
“With youth comes freshness, comes legs, comes enthusiasm, so they’ll be bringing that tomorrow night.
“It’s particularly important for our young boys that our supporters get around us and cheer us on to victory."
Brisbane Roar FC Squad: 1.Brendan WHITE (gk), 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 11.Eric BAUTHEAC, 14.Alex LOPEZ, 15.Stefan NIGRO, 16.Charles LOKOLI-NGOY, 17.Matt MCKAY (c), 18.Joe CALETTI, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 22.Tobias MIKKELSEN, 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 26.Nicholas D’AGOSTINO, 32.Zachary DUNCAN, 34.Aaron REARDON, 36.Daniel LECK, 38.Izaack POWELL, 92.Eli BABALJ **two to be omitted**
Ins: 16.Charles LOKOLI-NGOY (promoted), 22.Tobias MIKKELSEN (promoted), 34.Aaron REARDON (promoted), 38.Izaack POWELL (promoted)
Outs: 12.Ruon TONGYIK (hamstring), 33.HENRIQUE (groin)
Unavailable: 2.Dane INGHAM (foot), 4.Daniel BOWLES (knee), 10.Brett HOLMAN (knee), 13.Stefan MAUK (groin), 19.Jack HINGERT (knee), 24.Connor O’TOOLE (broken leg)
Wellington Phoenix squad: 1.Filip KURTO (gk), 3. Justin GULLEY, 4.Mandi SOSA, 5.Ryan LOWRY, 7.Cillian SHERIDAN, 11.David WILLIAMS, 12.Antony GOLEC, 13.Liberato CACACE, 14.Alex RUFER, 15.Michal KOPZCYNSKI, 17.Callan ELLIOT, 18.Sarpreet SINGH, 20.Oliver SAIL (gk), 21. Roy KRISHNA, 22.Andrew DURANTE (c), 23.Max BURGESS, 27.Steven TAYLOR, 32. Gianni STENSNESS **two to be omitted**
Ins: 3. Justin GULLEY (returns from injury) 17. Callan ELLIOT (promoted)
Unavailable: 16. Louis FENTON (foot injury - season)
Referee: Peter Green
Assistant Referee 1: Ashley Beecham
Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Lindsay
Fourth Official: Adam Kersey
VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones
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