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Adelaide out to get three points against Queensland tonight

Adelaide United are determined to ghet maximum points in tonight's re-scheduled A-League clash with the Queensland Roar at Hindmarsh Stadium. A win would put the Reds four points clear of second-placed Melbourne Victory and seven points clear of tonight's rivals, making it extremely difficult for them to lose grasp of the minor premiership.

Reds coach Aurelio Vidmar is wary of the Roar and knows that it will not be an easy fixture.

"We've got to take one game at a time. It's the old cliché, which is an ugly one, but because there are so many games in succession, we can't really think about what's going to happen next week. We've just to focus on the here and now and that's Queensland," Vidmar said.

"They're (Queensland) a very quick and mobile side. We've always had a few problems with them so I think we're going to be up for an extremely difficult game.

"But if we can play to our potential, which I know that we can, then certainly it gives us every shot in taking the three points."

Vidmar has given a chance to veteran Paul Agostino along with the out of favour Jason Spagnuolo but it remains to be seen if either will take their spot in the starting line-up or even on the subs bench.

Defender Angelo Costanzo could also be an inclusion for the Reds.

In the Roar camp, key defender Josh McCloughan and veteran midfielder Danny Tiatto join Scottish playmaker Charlie Miller, goalkeeper Liam Reddy and striker Reinaldo on the casualties list giving a chance to a host of youngsters including the troubled Robbie Kruse who will need to impress coach Frank Farina immensely if he is to win a new contract at the club.

Andrew Slevison
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