Marco Kurz has announced his preliminary squad for Adelaide United’s home clash against Melbourne City at Coopers Stadium on Friday night.
The Reds lie in sixth spot on the league table but know a win over the third-placed City could see them move within one point of their opponents.
Adelaide will be boosted by the return of Taylor Regan and Džengis Čavušević from suspension.
Meanwhile, Johan Absalonsen has again been named for the second consecutive week and could be in line to start.
Adelaide United squad: 1.Daniel MARGUSH (gk), 2.Michael MARRONE, 5.Taylor REGAN, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.ISAÍAS (C), 11.Johan ABSALONSEN, 14.George BLACKWOOD, 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 17.Nikola MILEUSNIC, 19.Ben GARUCCIO, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 21.Tarek ELRICH, 22.Ersan GÜLÜM, 23.Jordan ELSEY, 24.Jordan O’DOHERTY, 29.Ryan STRAIN, 37.Daniel ADLUNG, 77.Džengis ČAVUŠEVIĆ
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 5.Taylor REGAN (returns from suspension), 77.Džengis ČAVUŠEVIĆ (returns from suspension)
Unavailable: 9.Baba DIAWARA (quad)
Adelaide United host Melbourne City in Round 23 of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season on Friday, 16 March at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.20pm ACDT.