Melbourne Victory striker Archie Thompson is likely to return to A-League action before the end of the year after a scan on Friday revealed that he doesn't need a major knee operation.
Thompson was stretchered off during Tuesday night's FFA Cup quarterfinal win against Adelaide, raising fears that he may have suffered a career-threatening injury.
But instead of a more serious anterior cruciate ligament tear, Thompson has a damaged medial ligament, according to tests.
The Socceroo forward,...
During his decade with the Socceroos, Luke Wilkshire served under six different head coaches, from Frank Farina in 2004 -- when he made his debut at the OFC Nations Cup -- to Ange Postecoglou in 2014 when he was unexpectedly cut from the World Cup squad at a pre-tournament camp in Brazil.
In between, he played for Graham Arnold, Pim Verbeek and Holger Osieck under captains that included Craig Moore, Mark Viduka, Lucas Neill and Mile Jedinak.
With 80 caps accumulated across two World Cups and two...
Goalkeeper Adam Federici hopes his Capital One Cup penalty heroics have furthered his case to be Bournemouth's number one.
The Cherries stopper produced a hat-trick of saves in a third-round shootout victory over Preston at Deepdale on Tuesday after North End had twice produced late levellers in normal and extra time.
Australia international Federici has been restricted to a pair of appearances in the League Cup since moving to the south coast from Reading this summer, with Eddie Howe utilising...