Matt McKay confident Brisbane Roar will find A-League form quickly

Matt McKay confident Brisbane Roar will find A-League form quickly
From ESPN - October 11, 2017

Brisbane Roar skipper Matt McKay has warned it will take time for the A-League club's remodelled attack to find its groove.

A spate of preseason injuries and French import Eric Bautheac's visa issues have limited the amount of training minutes the Roar have had to bed down their new front-third combinations.

Last week's lacklustre 2-0 season-opening loss to Melbourne City proved not everyone is on the same wavelength, with marquee striker Massimo Maccarone toiling up front without adequate service on his A-League debut.

Midfielder Brett Holman will make his return from a calf injury in Friday night's clash with Adelaide United at Suncorp Stadium, but the former Socceroo is being handled with care after being sidelined for the last month and may come off the bench.

Others, like Fahid Ben Khalfallah, are also coming off interrupted preparations.

"The joy of the A-League is we have a long preseason, so we have had time. But it has not always worked out with the injuries to a lot of players," McKay said.

"The combinations will get better and better over the course of the season.

"[We need to] just be a bit more positive in the way we play, a bit more cohesion. And we have got to get the ball into the big men a bit earlier and really feed off [Maccarone].

"But we need to try and click straight away and if we can do that, the goals will start coming and we will get a bit of confidence throughout the team."



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