Kurz welcomes returning midfielder in squad for Sydney bout

Marco Kurz has announced his squad for Adelaide United’s fascinating clash with Sydney FC at Coopers Stadium on Friday night.

Midfielder, Vince Lia, returns to the side for the first time since Round 3 after overcoming a knee injury.

However, the Reds will be without full-backs, Michael Marrone and Ben Garuccio, who both miss the clash through suspension.

Taylor Regan and Johan Absalonsen are still a couple of weeks away from returning, while Tarek Elrich remains a long-term absentee.

Meanwhile, youngsters, Jordan O’Doherty, Apostolos Stamatelopoulos and Kristin Konstandopoulos have all been promoted.

Adelaide United squad: 1.Daniel MARGUSH (gk), 6.Vince LIA, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.ISAÍAS (c), 9.Baba DIAWARA, 10.Karim MATMOUR, 12.Mark OCHIENG, 14.George BLACKWOOD, 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 17.Nikola MILEUSNIC, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 22.Ersan GÜLÜM, 23.Jordan ELSEY, 24.Jordan O’DOHERTY, 25.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS, 28.Kristin KONSTANDOPOULOS, 29.Ryan STRAIN, 37.Daniel ADLUNG
**two to be omitted**

Ins: 6.Vince LIA (returns from injury), 24.Jordan O’DOHERTY (promoted), 25.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS (promoted), 28.Kristin KONSTANDOPOULOS (promoted)
Outs: 4.Ben WARLAND (not selected), 19.Ben GARUCCIO (suspended - 1 week) Unavailable: 2.Michael MARRONE (suspended - 1 week), 5.Taylor REGAN (ankle - 2-3 weeks), 11.Johan ABSALONSEN (thigh - 2 weeks), 21.Tarek ELRICH (knee - long term)

Adelaide United host Sydney FC in Round 9 of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season on Friday, 1 December at Coopers Stadium. Kick-off is at 7.20pm ACDT.