Fowler calls on fans to roar in home return


Head Coach Robbie Fowler is calling on all Brisbane Roar fans to get behind his side on Saturday night at Suncorp Stadium.

The Roar is looking to continue their unbeaten start at home for 2020 against Adelaide United on Saturday, and the gaffer says the fans could be the difference in what’s set to be a tight encounter.

“Home support is always huge and I think we’ve seen it in the past that when the crowd does behind the team, it gives everyone a little bit of lift, myself included,” Fowler said.

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“When you’ve got a support who are vocal and behind you, that’s what we all want.

“When the fans who come out are singing, that’s what we all want.”


The Roar enter tonight’s clash on the cusp of the top six after an impressive run of results to start the new year.

Fowler wants his side to focus on their own performances, insisting that results would take care of themselves.

“You go into every game wanting to do well. We’ve said from day one what our plans were and where we wanted to be,” he added.

“Performances wise I think we’ve been good but now we’re getting the results that we probably have warranted.

“Forget about who is ahead of us and who is below us, we’ve just got to focus on ourselves and get the results that we want.”

“We want to try and get as many wins as we can. The plan is to get as many points as we can. We have got a lot more home games than what we’ve got away games so that puts us in a bit of a better place.”

The two sides last met in a competitive Round 5 clash, with the Reds taking the points with a late strike.


Fowler is expecting an exciting contest between two sides in fair form. The Roar enter the contest undefeated in five of their last six matches, while the Reds have also won three of their last five.

“I think confidence wise; we probably go into this game in a lot better shape than what we have previous,” Fowler said.

” I thought we were unfortunate when we played them last time. Whether they’ll play the same way I don’t know.

“They’re obviously coming here on the back of good wins so they’ll be confident and likewise, it’s the making of a good game.

“It’s got to be about us, we’ve got to make it about us.”

Hyundai A-League 2019/20: Round 18 – Brisbane Roar v Adelaide United
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday, 8 February (6:30pm KO)

Brisbane Roar FC squad: 1.Max CROCOMBE (gk), 3.Corey BROWN, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 5.Tom ALDRED (c), 6.Macaulay GILLESPHEY, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 10.Bradden INMAN, 12.Aiden O’NEILL, 15.Aaron REARDON, 19.Jack HINGERT, 20.Aaron AMADI-HOLLOWAY, 21.Jamie YOUNG (gk), 22.Jake MCGING, 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 25.Rahmat AKBARI, 26.Jay O’SHEA, 27.Kai TREWIN, 28.Izaack POWELL, 30.Mirza MURATOVIC, 77.Scott MCDONALD
**2-4 to be omitted**

Ins: 15.Aaron REARDON (promoted), 22.Jake MCGING (promoted), 27.Kai TREWIN (promoted)

Outs: 2.Scott NEVILLE (suspended – 1 week)

Inman, Team

Adelaide United squad: 2.Michael MARRONE, 4.Ryan STRAIN, 5.Michaël MARIA, 6.Stefan MAUK, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.Riley McGREE, 11.Kristian OPSETH, 17.Nikola MILEUSNIĆ, 18.Lachlan BROOK, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN (c), 23.Jordan ELSEY, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 27.Louis D’ARRIGO, 31.Mirko BOLAND, 33.Cooper NUNN, 40.Dakota OCHSENHAM (gk), Mohamed TOURE
**0-2 to be omitted**
Ins: 6.Stefan MAUK (promoted), 33.Cooper NUNN (promoted), Mohamed TOURE (promoted)

Outs: 14.George BLACKWOOD, 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS (knee)

Unavailable: 10.James TROISI (quad), (24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE (adductor), 29.Kusini YENGI (knee), 30.Isaac RICHARDS (knee), 35.Al Hassan TOURE (foot)

Referee: Adam Fielding
Assistant Referee 1: David Walsh
Assistant Referee 2: Andrew Lindsay
Fourth Official: Alex King
VAR: Kris Griffiths-Jones

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