Kurz welcomes returning defender in squad for Mariners trip

Marco Kurz has announced his Adelaide United Round 7 squad for the away clash against Central Coast Mariners on Thursday night.

The Reds’ defensive stocks have been bolstered by the inclusion of centre-back Ersan Gülüm. The stalwart missed the past three league matches after sustaining a punctured lung against Melbourne Victory and has now recovered.

Meanwhile, youngster Lachlan Brook has been promoted to the senior side.

However, Johan Absalonsen, Taylor Regan, Tarek Elrich, Vince Lia and Jordan O’Doherty remain ruled out of selection with respective injuries.

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), 22.Ersan GÜLÜM, 23.Jordan ELSEY, 29.Ryan STRAIN, 37.Daniel ADLUNG
**two to be omitted**

Ins: 18.Lachlan BROOK (promoted), 22.Ersan GÜLÜM (returns from injury)
Outs: nil
Unavailable: 5.Taylor REGAN (ankle - 5 weeks), 6.Vince LIA (knee - 2-3 weeks), 11.Johan ABSALONSEN (thigh - 1-2 weeks), 21.Tarek ELRICH (knee - long term), 24.Jordan O’DOHERTY (hip - 1 week)

Adelaide United will face Central Coast Mariners in Round 7 of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season on Thursday, 16 November at Central Coast Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.20pm ACDT.