Head Coach Marco Kurz has named a strong side ahead of Adelaide United’s blockbuster clash with Melbourne Victory at Adelaide Oval on Friday night.
Algerian international Karim Matmour returns to the side after overcoming muscle soreness, while Mark Ochieng is promoted to the matchday squad.
However, defenders Taylor Regan, and Tarek Elrich remain the long-term absentees and continue their recovery on the sidelines.
Adelaide United squad: 1.Daniel MARGUSH (gk), 2.Michael MARRONE, 6.Vince LIA, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.ISAÍAS (c), 9.Baba DIAWARA, 10.Karim MATMOUR, 11.Johan ABSALONSEN, 12.Mark OCHIENG, 14.George BLACKWOOD, 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 17.Nikola MILEUSNIC, 19.Ben GARUCCIO, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 22.Ersan GÜLÜM, 23.Jordan ELSEY, 24.Jordan O'DOHERTY, 37.Daniel ADLUNG
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 10.Karim MATMOUR (promoted), 12.Mark OCHIENG (promoted)
Unavailable: 5.Taylor REGAN (ankle - 10-12 weeks), 21.Tarek ELRICH (knee - long term)
Adelaide United host Melbourne Victory in Round 3 of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season on Friday, 20 October at Adelaide Oval. Kick-off is at 7.20pm ACDT.