TEAM NEWS: Fan favourite returns for Sydney trip

Brisbane Roar head to the Harbour City to face Sydney FC on Saturday night at Allianz Stadium (6:50pm).

For the first time since his return to the Club earlier this month, fan favourite Ivan Franjic has been included in John Aloisi's 18-man squad to face the Sky Blues.

Franjic, a three-time Hyundai A-League Championship winner with the Roar, is one of two inclusions for the clash. New Zealand international defender Dane Ingham also returns to the squad after travelling to Peru with the All Whites for recent World Cup qualifiers.

Ingham's inclusion means the extended squad contains four teenagers with Nick D'Agostino, Joe Caletti and Aaron Reardon also included.



Hyundai A-League 2017/18: Round 8 - Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar FC
Saturday, 25 November
Allianz Stadium (6:50pm KO QLD time)


Goalkeepers: 21.Jamie YOUNG, 31.Brendan WHITE

Defenders: 2.Dane INGHAM, 6.Avram PAPADOPOULOS, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 19.Jack HINGERT, 24.Connor O'TOOLE, 34.Aaron REARDON, 77.Ivan FRANJIC

Midfielders: 10.Brett HOLMAN, 16.Mitchell OXBORROW, 17.Matt MCKAY (c), 18.Joe CALETTI

Attackers: 9.Massimo MACCARONE, 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH, 22.Eric BAUTHEAC, 26.Nick D'AGOSTINO, 33.Petros SKAPETIS

Ins: 2.Dane INGHAM (returns from international duty), 77.Ivan FRANJIC (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 1.Michael THEO (gk) (finger – 2-3 weeks), 3.Luke DEVERE (knee – 10 weeks), 4.Daniel BOWLES (knee – TBC), 5.Corey BROWN (hamstring – 2 weeks), 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN (hamstring – TBC), 13.Jade NORTH (groin – 1 week), 20.Shannon BRADY (broken foot – TBC)