Marco Kurz announces squad list for Wellington trip


Adelaide United Head Coach, Marco Kurz, has announced his first squad ahead of the Reds’ opening round Hyundai A-League clash with Wellington Phoenix on Sunday.

It will be Kurz’s first Hyundai A-League match in charge of the Club and the German nearly has a full squad to choose from.

New imports, Karim Matmour, Daniel Adlung and Johan Absalonsen are all included and set to make their Adelaide debuts.

However, Vince Lia is unable to face his former side as he serves a one-game suspension due to accruing his eighth yellow card on the final matchday last season.

Meanwhile, Tarek Elrich continues his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury sustained back in April.

Adelaide United squad: 1.Daniel MARGUSH (gk), 2.Michael MARRONE, 5.Taylor REGAN, 7.Ryan KITTO, 8.ISAÍAS (c), 9.Baba DIAWARA, 10.Karim MATMOUR, 11.Johan ABSALONSEN, 12.Mark OCHIENG, 14.George BLACKWOOD, 16.Nathan KONSTANDOPOULOS, 17.Nikola MILEUSNIC, 19.Ben GARUCCIO, 20.Paul IZZO (gk), 22.Ersan GÜLÜM, 23.Jordan ELSEY, 24.Jordan O’DOHERTY, 37.Daniel ADLUNG
**two to be omitted**

Unavailable: 6.Vince LIA (suspended – one week) 21.Tarek ELRICH (knee – long term)