While the Hyundai A-League season breaks for the AFC Asian Cup over the next three weeks, Brisbane Roar will be busy on and off the field as the club builds for a strong second half of the season.
Roar officials have been in constant contact with overseas clubs and player agents in recent weeks and the reigning champions are excited by the pending announcements they plan to make during the next transfer window, which opens tomorrow.
Injured Roar stars including international marquee player Thomas Broich and experienced goalkeeper Michael Theo are progressing well in their injury rehabilitation and are on track to be considered for selection when the Roar’s Hyundai A-League season resumes with a Suncorp Stadium match against Wellington on Monday, February 2 (7pm kick-off).
The Roar also has been working hard with its commercial partners and members to ensure the strong growth that has become a hallmark of the club continues in 2015 and beyond.
Roar football officials acknowledge some of the team’s recent performances have been disappointing but recognise that collectively more than 600 games of Hyundai A-League experience have been missing in recent weeks due to injuries and transfers.
But several young players have now had extended runs at Hyundai A-League level which will hold them, and the club, in good stead in a busy second half of the season which includes the Roar’s return to AFC Champions League action, starting in late February.
After three games in the last nine days, the Roar players will have the next few days off before beginning a rigorous mid-season fitness and ball work program in preparation for the challenges ahead.