Ins & Outs: Squads confirmed for double header


We return to Suncorp Stadium on Friday for a massive double header!

Our Roar Women face Canberra United in their final home game of the regular season (4:20pm KO) before our Hyundai A-League side take on Western Sydney under Friday night lights (6:50pm KO).

Both teams welcome back experienced names to their respective squads – take a look below at who’s in contention for both fixtures.

Roar Women add international experience

England international Chioma Ubogagu has been included in Mel Andreatta’s 17-player squad to face Canberra United on Friday night.

Ubogagu, who scored in her last Westfield W-League outing a fortnight ago, missed last weekend’s clash against the Sky Blues on international duty with the Lionesses.

The 26-year-old is one of two players to return to the squad alongside 17-year-old attacker Indiah Paige-Riley.

Defender Summer O’Brien has been ruled out of the contest with a hamstring injury.

Our Roar Women are looking to extend an unbeaten run over Canberra to three matches. The last meeting in Brisbane between the two sides – in Round 14 last season — ended in a 4-1 victory to the Roar.


Goalkeepers: 1.Mackenzie ARNOLD, 20.Annie GROVE

Defenders: 2.Carson PICKETT, 4.Clare POLKINGHORNE (c), 5.Jenna MCCORMICK, 8.Kaitlyn TORPEY, 11.Natalie TATHEM,

Midfielders: 6.Celeste BOUREILLE, 18.Leah DAVIDSON, 19.Hollie PALMER

Attackers: 7.Indiah-Paige RILEY, 9.Chioma UBOGAGU, 12.Allira TOBY, 15.Abbey LLOYD, 16.Hayley RASO, 17.Yuki NAGASATO, 22.Anna MARGRAF **two to be omitted**

Ins: 7.Indiah-Paige RILEY (promoted), 9.Chioma UBOGAGU (returns from international duty)
Outs: Nil
Unavailable: 10.Katrina GORRY (ankle), 14.Summer O’BRIEN (hamstring)

Five promoted for Wanderers clash

Five players have been promoted to our Hyundai A-League matchday squad for the second fixture of Friday night’s double header.

Experienced midfielder Alex Lopez returns after missing the weekend’s trip to Gosford and joins four of the Roar’s younger brigade back in the side.

Championship-winning fullback Stefan Nigro is in contention for his fourth appearance for the Club, as is Young Roar defender Aaron Reardon.

Nick D’Agostino also returns to the squad & Young Roar defender Jay Barnett has earned a potential Hyundai A-League following an impressive Foxtel Y-League campaign.

The Roar last met the Wanderers back in Round 4, coming from behind to secure a 2-2 draw in Mudgee.


Goalkeepers: 1.Brendan WHITE, 21.Jamie YOUNG

Defenders: 2.Dane INGHAM, 3.Luke DEVERE, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 15.Stefan NIGRO, 19.Jack HINGERT, 24.Connor O’TOOLE, 34.Aaron REARDON, 35.Jay BARNETT

Midfielders: 7.Thomas KRISTENSEN, 14.Alex LOPEZ, 18.Joe CALETTI

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

Ins: 14.Alex LOPEZ (promoted), 15.Stefan NIGRO (promoted), 26.Nicholas D’AGOSTINO (promoted), 34.Aaron REARDON (promoted), 35.Jay BARNETT (promoted)
Outs: 8.Jacob PEPPER (suspended – 1 match), 11.Eric BAUTHEAC (suspended – 1 match), 17.Matt McKay (suspended – 1 match)
Unavailable: 6.Avram PAPADOPOULOS (glute),10.Brett HOLMAN (knee), 13.Stefan MAUK (groin)

Hyundai A-League Round 16, Westfield W-League Round 13, Suncorp Stadium, Friday, 25 January