Ins & Outs: Mauk returns for Friday night blockbuster


Stefan Mauk is in line to make his return to Hyundai A-League action tomorrow night against Melbourne Victory.

The young midfielder missed last week’s trip to Newcastle through suspension and is ready & raring for what would be his fourth appearance of the season.

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Mauk joins Nick D’Agostino, who has been promoted, in the 18-man squad. Key striker Adam Taggart is also in line for his 100th Hyundai A-League appearance.

Take a look below at our 18-man squad as well as what defending Gary Wilkins Medal winner Jamie Young had to say this week ahead of the clash.


Hyundai A-League 2018/19 – Round 8: Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Friday, 14 December (6:50pm KO)


Goalkeepers: 1.Brendan WHITE, 21.Jamie YOUNG

Defenders: 2.Dane INGHAM, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 6.Avram PAPADOPOULOS, 8.Jacob PEPPER, 19.Jack HINGERT, 24.Connor O’TOOLE

Midfielders: 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 13.Stefan MAUK, 14.Alex LOPEZ, 17.Matt MCKAY (c)

Attackers: 9.Adam TAGGART, 11.Eric BAUTHEAC, 22.Tobias MIKKELSEN, 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS, 26.Nick D’AGOSTINO, 33.HENRIQUE **two to be omitted**

Ins: 13.Stefan Mauk (returns from suspension), 26.Nicholas D’AGOSTINO (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 10.Brett HOLMAN (knee)


Jamie Young & his Roar teammates looking to seize the opportunity

“We want to win games, that’s what it comes down to. For the most part, it’s about having the right mindset for us,” defending Hyundai A-League Goalkeeper of the Year Jamie Young said this week.

 “We have great people in this group, a great culture and we have to keep believing in ourselves — that’s important, to not lose sight of our vision.

“We’re a highly-motivated group and this week is a great opportunity for us. They’re the ones who have to win the games — everyone is looking at them to win.

“Football is a very influx game. There are different moments of importance throughout the game, like just before half-time, that we have to look at how to manage.

“They’ve (Victory) done well in attack and we have to acknowledge that and find ways to negate it.”

yundai A-League Round 8: Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory, Saturday, 14 December, Suncorp Stadium (6:50pm KO)