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Adelaide insist A-League record is not on their minds

High-flying Adelaide United insist that the A-League record for most games without a loss is not at the forefront of their minds ahead of tomorrow night's clash with Wellington Phoenix.

The Reds just need to ensure they do not lose at Hindmarsh Stadium to break the 12-game record they currently share with the 2005/06 version of the Central Coast Mariners.

But assistant coach Phil Stubbins says the players and coaches are not looking at the record, preferring to treat the match like any others.

"We have not really got that in our sights," Stubbins said.

"We're certainly focused on Wellington, who are going to be a strong opposition for us.

"And if we don't put up a strong performance ourselves, football can slap you in the face every now and again.

"We are certainly doing everything we can with the mentality of the boys and the coaches that we have tried to instill that we don't let that happen."

Stubbins added that the Reds would be boosted by the return of Marcos Flores from injury and Mathew Leckie from international duty.

"(Flores) has come through, he's trained over the last couple of days with the team and had no ill effects so at this stage Marcos looks very good for a starting spot," he added.

"Mathew obviously he has come back from the trip to China ... and hopefully will come back in and be what he has been all season for us, and that is a livewire and someone we look to be a game breaker."

Andrew Slevison
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