Zullo given a shot at Glory
Brisbane Roar’s revolving door continues to turn this week with Michael Zullo and Henrique likely to return to the fray for the Hyundai A-League clash against Perth Glory at ME Bank Stadium on Sunday.
Brisbane Roar-s revolving door continues to turn this week with Michael Zullo and Henrique likely to return to the fray for the Hyundai A-League clash against Perth Glory at ME Bank Stadium on Sunday.
The news somewhat softens the blow of Matt McKay-s absence (quadricep tear) and doubts over Danny Tiatto after the former Socceroo tweaked his troublesome hamstring at training this morning.
Henrique returns after a one week suspension, while for Zullo a return will signal the end of a frustrating spell of injuries in a “disappointing” start to the campaign.
The 21-year-old hasn-t played senior football since round two, but solid performances in the youth team and at training have put him in the frame for Roar coach Ange Postecoglou.
“I-ve been really happy with the way he-s trained the last two weeks,” Postecoglou said.
“As to whether he starts or not, I-ll have to look at the team at the end of the week, but I-d say if he keeps training the way he is he-ll definitely be in the first team squad.”
Zullo was understandably eager to put a forgettable start to the season behind him and force his way back into the squad.
“I still have to be careful with it but I-m 100 per cent (fit),” the talented left-winger said.
“I-ve been at full training now for three weeks so I just want to get back into the squad.”
With fellow left-winger Tommy Oar in red-hot form and Henrique also set to return, the two-time Socceroo said he wasn-t afraid of the competition for places, suggesting the three of them could even team up to terrorise opposition defences.
“Attacking-wise it-d be a good squad and we all have different things to offer,” he said.
Postecoglou said he was looking forward to unleashing an array of attacking options against Perth in a match which could see Brisbane return to the top six.
“It-s going to be right down to the wire, it-s that sort of league,” he said.
“I think I can call every game from now on a six-pointer if I want to but the reality of it is that every game is a chance to get amongst it.”
Brisbane Roar-s match against Perth Glory kicks off at 6pm AEST this Sunday and will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 2.