TIME FOR ADELAIDE TO STRIKE
Friday December 8th, 2006
Adelaide United is in unfamiliar territory after three straight defeats, and expectations for a win are high as The Reds tackle the bottom placed New Zealand Knights at Hindmarsh Stadium on Sunday.
Romario will be trying to score his first goal in the Hyundai A-League, and one thinks it will only be a matter of time, as the Brazilian has come close in the past two games.
Nathan Burns, Carl Veart, Bobby Petta and Travis Dodd all hit the back of the net in the 4-2 triumph the last time these sides met in Round 9 and Coach John Kosmina will be hoping for plenty of scoring options again on Sunday.
Robbie Bajic begins his two match suspension on Sunday, and The Reds are also without Shengqing Qu who is still overcoming an ankle injury and Dez Giraldi, who has been ruled out for the season after undergoing foot surgery.
Midfielder Jason Spagnuolo returns to the squad from suspension while Goalkeeper Ben Moore, with local Super League club Adelaide City, is the replacement keeper during Bajic's absence.
The Reds have conceded seven goals in their past three games so a tight and hardened defensive line is required to shut out the Knights who are renowned for grinding out results.
This is a must win game for Kossie's boy's, and he will not be under-estimating the New Zealand side despite their position on the Hyundai A-League ladder.
ADELAIDE UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB MEDIA RELEASE
FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER 2006
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