Brett Emerton will play against Adelaide United this weekend, coach Vitezslav Lavicka has confirmed. The Socceroo makes the trip to the Hindmarsh Stadium after missing a training session this week.
Brett Emerton will play against Adelaide United this weekend despite missing a training session earlier this week.
The Socceroo trained today and makes the trip to the Hindmarsh Stadium with coach Vitezslav Lavicka confirming he will be in the starting line-up.
“Yes he will, Brett is ready to train and play this weekend.”
But the injury news isn-t as good for midfielder Shannon Cole who will miss another game with a calf injury.
“Shannon Cole is continuing his treatment programme so is not available,” said the Czech.
Coach Lavicka knows the team face a tough test of their championship credentials against The Reds.
“We have a respect for Adelaide. We saw them play two games. The first one in Perth was a so-so performance but last weekend when they played Melbourne Victory at home they did very well.
"They have dangerous players up front, Van Dijk, they have very good quality players behind him, Vidosic impressed me very well last weekend.....so we have a respect but we have a team target to be successful and do a good job there.”
Adelaide United v Sydney FC Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide Saturday October 22 2011 Local kick-off: 5.00pm Referee: Gerard Parsons AR 1/2: Alex Glasgow / Luke Brennan 4th official: Regis Queffelec
Head-to-Head: All matches (played 20): Adelaide United wins 9, Sydney FC wins 9 (2 draws)
Radio broadcaster: 891 ABC Adelaide
Adelaide United squad: 1.Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk), 2.Osama MALIK, 4.Jon McKAIN, 5.Daniel MULLEN, 6.CASSIO, 7.Zenon CARAVELLA, 8.Evgeniy LEVCHENKO, 9.Sergio VAN DIJK, 10.Dario VIDOSIC, 14.Cameron WATSON, 16.Spase DILEVSKI, 17.Iain RAMSAY, 20.Mark BIRIGHITTI (gk), 21.Francisco USUCAR, 22.Milan SUSAK, 23.Andy SLORY *one to be omitted*
In: Daniel MULLEN (returns from injury), Cameron WATSON (promoted) Out: Bruce DJITE (groin - 2 weeks) Unavailable: Nigel BOOGAARD (ankle - 3 weeks)
Sydney FC squad: 1. Liam Reddy, 2. Sebastian Ryall, 3. Jamie Coyne, 4. Pascal Bosschaart, 5. Michael Beauchamp, 6. Hirofumi Moriyasu, 7. Brett Emerton, 8. Karol Kisel, 9. Bruno Cazarine, 10. Nick Carle, 11. Dimi Petratos, 15. Terry McFlynn (c), 17. Terry Antonis, 20. Ivan Necevski, 21. Scott Jamieson, 23 Rhyan Grant *one to be omitted*
In: 6. Hirofumi Moriyasu (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Juho Makela (quad, 4 weeks), Shannon Cole (calf, 1 week), Mark Bridge (suspended - 1 match)