TEAM NEWS: Defensive duo return for Wanderers clash
Two key defenders are in line to make their long-awaited returns after being named in our 18-man squad to face Western Sydney Wanderers in the Club's first ever Hyundai A-League game at ANZ Stadium.
Daniel Bowles features in the extended squad for the first time since suffering a serious knee injury back in February as does defending Gary Wilkins Medallist Corey Brown.
Brown's last game was in Round 3 against Newcastle Jets when he was substituted in the first-half hurting his hamstring.
Entertaining attacker Corey Gameiro is also in line for his second Hyundai A-League appearance for Brisbane Roar. Gameiro was at his elusive best in the Young Roar's 4-1 Foxtel NYL win over Melbourne Victory on Sunday, netting a first-half brace.
Winger Petros Skapetis has also been included in the 18-man squad after missing last weekend's game against the Sky Blues.
Hyundai A-League 2017/18: Round 9 - Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar
Saturday, 2 December (4:35pm KO QLD time)
Goalkeepers: 21.Jamie YOUNG, 31.Brendan WHITE
Defenders: 2.Dane INGHAM, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 5.Corey BROWN, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 19.Jack HINGERT, 24.Connor O'TOOLE, 77.Ivan FRANJIC
Midfielders: 16.Mitchell OXBORROW, 17.Matt MCKAY (c), 18.Joe CALETTI
Attackers: 9.Massimo MACCARONE, 11.Corey GAMEIRO, 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH, 22.Eric BAUTHEAC, 26.Nick D'AGOSTINO, 33.Petros SKAPETIS
Ins: 4.Daniel BOWLES (returns from injury), 5.Corey BROWN (returns from injury), 11.Corey GAMEIRO (promoted), 33.Petros SKAPETIS (promoted)
Outs: 6.Avram PAPADOPOULOS (suspended), 10.Brett HOLMAN (knock – 1 week)
Unavailable: 1.Michael THEO (gk) (finger – 2 weeks), 3.Luke DEVERE (knee – 10 weeks), 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN (hamstring – 1-2 weeks), 13.Jade NORTH (groin – 1 week), 20.Shannon BRADY (broken foot – TBC)