Carl Veart has announced his preliminary squad for Adelaide United’s crucial match against Melbourne City at AAMI Park on Thursday.
The Reds are without a win in their previous four games and with four points separating seven teams in the A-League standings, a victory would facilitate United’s top-two tilt.
James Delianov returns to the squad for the first time since injuring his hamstring in mid-March.
Michael Jakobsen has also been named after missing the last six games with a hamstring complaint.
Mohamed Toure returns from suspension, while Pacifique Niyongabire and Yared Abetew have both been promoted.
Ryan Strain is out serving a one-game suspension.
Javi López has been reintroduced to full training this week and is edging closer to a return.
Adelaide United squad: 1.James DELIANOV (gk), 2.Michael MARRONE, 3.George TIMOTHEOU, 6.Louis D’ARRIGO, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.Stefan MAUK (c), 9.Tomi JURIC, 11.Craig GOODWIN, 17.Mohamed TOURE, 18.Joe CALETTI, 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 23.Jordan ELSEY, 24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 27.Josh CAVALLO, 28.JUANDE, 29.Kusini YENGI, 34.Yared ABETEW, 35.Al Hassan TOURE, 46.Joe GAUCI (gk)
*2-4 to be omitted*
Ins: 1.James DELIANOV (promoted), 17.Mohamed TOURE (returns from suspension), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN (returns from injury), 24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE (promoted), 34.Yared ABETEW (promoted)
Outs: 4.Ryan STRAIN (suspended), 33.Dakota OCHSENHAM (gk) (Not Selected), 37.Jonny YULL (Not Selected)
Unavailable: 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS (knee), 21.Javi LÓPEZ (knee)
Thursday, 13 May vs Melbourne City
A-League 2020/21 – Matchweek 21
Kick-off 6.35pm ACST
Venue: AAMI Park
Broadcast: Fox Sports
Stream: Kayo Sports, MyFootball Live App