TEAM NEWS: North one of five inclusions

Four players have been promoted while another returns from injury for Saturday's Hyundai A-League clash against Central Coast Mariners (6:50pm KO).

Defender Jade North has been named in the 18-man squad for the first time since Round 5 - the last time we faced the Mariners.

North is one of five inclusions for the trip to Gosford with fellow defenders Dane Ingham, Corey Brown and Daniel Bowles all returning.

Young attacker Shannon Brady has also been promoted and is in line to play in a third consecutive Hyundai A-League match.

The Roar will be looking to record back-to-back wins after seeing off Perth Glory for their first win of 2018 last Sunday.

Brisbane's only previous meeting this season against the Mariners finished in a scoreless draw at Suncorp Stadium in November. 


Hyundai A-League Round 18: Central Coast Mariners v Brisbane Roar
Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Saturday, 27 January (6:50pm KO)


Goalkeepers: 21.Jamie YOUNG, 31.Brendan WHITE

Defenders: 2.Dane INGHAM, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 5.Corey BROWN, 6.Avram PAPADOPOULOS, 13.Jade NORTH, 19.Jack HINGERT

Midfielders: 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 10.Brett HOLMAN, 16.Mitchell OXBORROW, 17.Matt MCKAY (c)

Attackers: 9.Massimo MACCARONE, 11.Corey GAMEIRO, 20.Shannon BRADY, 22.Eric BAUTHEAC, 36.Daniel LECK, 77.Ivan FRANJIC

Ins: 2.Dane INGHAM (promoted), 4.Daniel BOWLES (promoted), 5.Corey BROWN (promoted), 13.Jade NORTH (returns from injury), Shannon BRADY (promoted)

Outs: 3.Luke DEVERE (hamstring – 2-4 weeks), 14.Fahid BEN KHALFALLAH (suspended – 1 match), 24.Connor O’TOOLE (foot – 1 week)

Unavailable: 1.Michael THEO (gk) (finger – 2 weeks), 18.Joe CALETTI (foot – 10 weeks), 26.Nick D’AGOSTINO (ankle – 1 week)