Prioa to debut against former club

In a twist of fate, Brisbane Roar’s newest recruit Anthony Proia will make his club debut against Australian Institute of Sport, the team he signed from less than two weeks ago, in tomorrow’s National Youth League encounter at the AIS Athletics Track in Canberra.

In a twist of fate, Brisbane Roar-s newest recruit Anthony Proia will make his club debut against Australian Institute of Sport, the team he signed from less than two weeks ago, in tomorrow-s National Youth League encounter at the AIS Athletics Track in Canberra.

The 17-year-old striker, who penned a two-year contract with the current Hyundai A-League champions, is expected to make a 45 minute cameo against his former club in the league-s underpinning competition.

“I-m excited and also really nervous,” Proia said.

“I-m excited because it-s my old team and I know some of the players and I know what tactics they-ll probably use but I-m nervous because I-m playing with a new team and players I-ve only known a short while.”

Proia was the only scorer for the AIS when the two sides did battle at Cleveland Showgrounds on November 12, netting twice as Brisbane ran away with a 3-2 victory.

This time around, he-s hoping to be just as prolific for his new employers, keen to start off his Roar career with a convincing win.

“Hopefully I can score a few goals,” he said.

“To score against my old team, that would be especially good and it would mean a lot.”

In other team news, goalkeeper Matt Acton is set to be reinstated to the starting eleven with Andrew Redmayne travelling to New Zealand with the senior side while Jack Hingert will return from an ankle injury to take up the right-back position.

Brisbane Roar play Australian Institute of Sport in week 15 of the National Youth League on Saturday, 11 February at 4:00pm AEST. For match updates follow Brisbane Roar on Twitter - @brisbaneroar