Watson returns as injury replacement player at Adelaide United

Adelaide United FC Head Coach Rini Coolen’s dilemma at right back has gone some way to being rectified, with Cameron Watson returning to the club on another short term four week contract.

Following Daniel Mullen’s ankle injury yesterday, Watson received an SOS to rejoin the Reds’ squad, the Melbourne based utility arriving in Adelaide this morning, after Football Federation Australia allowed the club to bring the 23 year old in as a straight replacement for Mullen.

“Cameron is an injury replacement for Daniel, who we expect to be out for at least three weeks,” Adelaide United Director of Football Michael Petrillo confirmed.

“He’s the obvious replacement and we’re very happy to have Cam back, he’ll have no problem slipping straight back into the team.”

Slip straight into the team Watson most likely will, with Coolen short on options to fill the gap at right back, and the natural midfielder having played in the position for majority of the Reds’ opening ten games of the season, after signing in late July as an injury replacement for Fabian Barbiero.

Initially, it was thought Coolen would not have Watson at his disposal after his and Joe Keenan’s temporary contracts expired after the Week 10 match against Gold Coast United, but Watson’s return to cover Mullen is welcome news for the Reds.

Watson, who made seven starts in his ten appearances, will train with United’s squad at Hindmarsh Stadium tomorrow, before the team departs for Melbourne in the afternoon.