Vidosic ruled out of Pohang clash

Midfielder Dario Vidosic will miss Wednesday night’s match against the Pohang Steelers at Hindmarsh Stadium with a hamstring injury.

Adelaide United FC midfielder Dario Vidosic will miss Wednesday night-s AFC Champions League match against the Pohang Steelers at Hindmarsh Stadium with a hamstring injury.

Vidosic was hopeful of proving his fitness and recovering from the injury he suffered in the Reds- last AFC Champions League match in Pohang a fortnight ago in time to be considered for Wednesday night-s crucial home encounter.

But after pulling up sore on Sunday morning following training on Saturday, Vidosic was condemned to the fact that he would have to watch the game from the stands as it left Reds Coach John Kosmina with no choice but to rule him out.

“We gave him (Vidosic) a bit of work on Friday and backed it up with a little bit more work on Saturday morning, but not excessive,” Kosmina said.

“He pulled up tight on Sunday and consequently wasn-t able to start the session, so given that he hasn-t trained properly for a fortnight, there was no way he was even going to be able to get through half an hour with the level of intensity that is required on Wednesday night.”

Vidosic-s spot in the starting eleven against the Steelers will be taken by local youngster Evan Kostopoulos.

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