Reds' defensive stocks boosted as Kurz names squad for Jets match

Marco Kurz has named Taylor Regan in Adelaide United’s 18-man squad ahead of their clash with the Newcastle Jets on Saturday.

Adelaide’s backline has been bolstered by the return of Regan, who is in line to play his first match – against his former side – since suffering an ankle injury in Round 1.

However, Ben Garuccio and Daniel Adlung both miss the game through suspension following their dismissals against Melbourne Victory last week.

Johan Absalonsen remains ruled out with that thigh injury, but is not too far away from returning to first-team action.

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

Adelaide United squad: 1.Daniel MARGUSH (gk), 2.Michael MARRONE, 5.Taylor REGAN, 6.Vince LIA, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.ISAÍAS (c), 9.Baba DIAWARA, 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
**two to be omitted**

Ins: 5.Taylor REGAN (promoted), 24.Jordan O’DOHERTY (promoted), 25.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS (promoted), 28.Kristin KONSTANDOPOULOS (promoted)
Outs: 19.Ben GARUCCIO (suspended - 1 week), 37.Daniel ADLUNG (suspended - 1 week)
Unavailable: 11.Johan ABSALONSEN (thigh - 2 weeks), 21.Tarek ELRICH (knee - long term)

Adelaide United will face Newcastle Jets in Round 11 of the Hyundai A-League 2017/18 season on Saturday, 16 December at McDonald Jones Stadium. Kick-off is at 5.05pm ACDT.