Isuzu UTE A-League preview: Brisbane Roar v Adelaide United

Warren Moon

Brisbane Roar boss Warren Moon says vocal support from a big Moreton Daily Stadium crowd will only add to his side’s intense motivation for today’s Isuzu UTE A-League date with Adelaide United.

The Roar return home for the first time this term in a 4:05pm clash with the side that ousted them from last season’s Finals Series.

Moon’s men will be using that result as an extra incentive to produce a strong result and will look to feed off a noisy and colourful atmosphere.

“It’s a lot of motivation,” the Head Coach said. “We’re at home. We hope to get a big crowd, we hope to see as many of our supporters there, and we want to put on a show and a performance for our fans.

“I’m just excited to play a home game. It’s a great venue, a great pitch. We’re looking forward to it.

“We want to get a big crowd there and make it as intimidating an atmosphere as possible for Adelaide. They’re always a tough competitor. Similar to us in a way – one-team city and a never-say-die attitude.”


Moreton Daily Stadium crowd
Image: Kyoko Kurihara

After two tough same-day away trips to Melbourne, Moon indicated he would freshen up the starting XI for what will be a warm and sunny afternoon in Redcliffe.

“There will be changes, but we’ve got to play the players that are available as well,” he said.

“Luke [Ivanović] wasn’t available to start (the first two games) but he is eligible for selection from the start now.

“Juan [Lescano] isn’t quite ready to start but he’s able to play match minutes.

“We’ll look at everything and pick a side that we think can go and win.”


Isuzu UTE A-League (Round 3)
Brisbane Roar v Adelaide United
Saturday, 4 December
Moreton Daily Stadium
KO: 4:05pm (QLD)