Halloran returns as strong squad named for Central Coast clash


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Marco Kurz has named his extended 18-man squad for Adelaide United’s Round 23 clash against Central Coast Mariners on Sunday.

The Reds return to action following a second bye in three weeks, looking to finish the season strongly and cement a Finals appearance.

Adelaide will be buoyed by the return of Ben Halloran, who has recovered from an ankle injury which had sidelined him for the last six games.

George Blackwood and Daniel Marguš are also included after returning from international duty with Australia U23.

Meanwhile, winger Pacifique Niyongabire, has been promoted to the senior side following his impressive performances with the Youth Team in the local National Premier League.

Adelaide United squad: 1.Daniel MARGUŠ, 2.Michael MARRONE, 3.Scott GALLOWAY, 4.Ryan STRAIN, 6.Vince LIA, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.Isaías SÁNCHEZ (c), 11.Craig GOODWIN, 14.George BLACKWOOD, 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 17.Nikola MILEUSNIĆ, 19.Jordy THOMASSEN, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 22.Michael JAKOBSEN, 24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE, 26.Ben HALLORAN, 31.Mirko BOLAND, 33.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS
**two to be omitted**

Ins: 1.Daniel MARGUŠ (returns from international duty), 14.George BLACKWOOD (returns from international duty), 24.Pacifique NIYONGABIRE (promoted), 26.Ben HALLORAN (returns from injury), 33.Apostolos STAMATELOPOULOS (promoted)
Outs: 10.Ken ILSØ (suspended), 30.Isaac RICHARDS (not selected), 32.Carlo ARMIENTO (not selected)
Unavailable: 9.Baba DIAWARA (knee), 23.Jordan ELSEY (foot)

Adelaide United face Central Coast Mariners in Round 23 of the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season on Sunday, 31 March at Central Coast Stadium. Kick-off is at 4.30pm ACDT. Live on Fox Sports, and streamed on the My Football Live App and Kayo Sports.

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