Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi admits he'll have a fight on his hands if medical staff declare lion-hearted skipper Matt McKay unfit for Tuesday night's AFC Champions League opener against Muangthong United.
Playing out of position at left-back, McKay broke his nose in the opening minutes of Saturday night's 2-2 A-League draw away to Perth Glory -- but still played out the entire 90 minutes in what must have been immense pain and with heavy bandaging across his face.
The 34-year-old was seeing doctors...
Brisbane Roar claimed a point in Perth despite heading west with a spate of injuries and suffering another before kick-off, playing in stifling conditions with a tired group and then having decisions not go their way.
It's enough to make coach John Aloisi proud.
The Roar arrived in Perth missing Corey Brown, Daniel Bowles, Kye Rowles and Jack Hingert before Thomas Kristensen was hurt in the warm-up.
He has little time to stew on Saturday's 2-2 draw with an Asian Champions League clash at home on...
Perth Glory and Brisbane Roar may be eyeing off Melbourne City's third spot on the A-League ladder but had to be satisfied with a point each following a 2-2 draw at nib Stadium which featured four goals in 17 minutes.
The Roar were first to score through former Perth striker Jamie Maclaren in the 31st minute. The Glory responded, albeit controversially, in the 37th with a terrific strike from Nebojsa Marinkovic.
The deadlock lasted just three minutes before Brisbane went into halftime leading after...