Kurz names squad ahead of City match

Adelaide United Head Coach, Marco Kurz, has called up a number of youngsters ahead of the Round 4 clash with Melbourne City at Coopers Stadium on Saturday night.

Ersan Gülüm is out after suffering a broken rib and punctured lung against Melbourne Victory, while Taylor Regan remains on the sidelines – nursing an ankle injury.

Danish winger, Johan Absalonsen, misses the game after suffering a thigh injury in the Westfield FFA Cup Semi-final win over Western Sydney Wanderers on Tuesday.

Midfielder, Vince Lia, is also absent with a knee complaint in that clash with Melbourne.

But the injuries have presented opportunities for the younger players in the squad to stake a claim for selection.

Apostolos Stamatelopoulos and Lachlan Brook receive maiden league call-ups this season, and Ben Warland has also been promoted following an impressive outing in the Semi-final.

Adelaide United squad: 1.Daniel MARGUSH (gk), 2.Michael MARRONE, 4.Ben WARLAND, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.ISAÍAS (c), 9.Baba DIAWARA, 10.Karim MATMOUR, 12.Mark OCHIENG, 14.George BLACKWOOD, 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 17.Nikola MILEUSNIC, 18.Lachlan BROOK, 19.Ben GARUCCIO, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 23.Jordan ELSEY, 24.Jordan O’DOHERTY, 25.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS, 37.Daniel ADLUNG
**two to be omitted**

Ins: 4.Ben WARLAND (promoted), 12.Mark OCHIENG (promoted), 18.Lachlan BROOK (promoted), 25.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS (promoted)
Outs: 6.Vince LIA (knee - 2-3 weeks), 11.Johan ABSALONSEN (thigh - TBC), 22.Ersan GÜLÜM (lung - 3-5 weeks)
Unavailable: 5.Taylor REGAN (ankle - 6-8 weeks), 21.Tarek ELRICH (knee - long term)

Adelaide United host Melbourne City in Round 4 of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season on Saturday, 28 October at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.20pm ACDT.