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Adelaide United put all players on notice

Adelaide United captain Travis Dodd has insisted that no player at the club is safe from coach Aurelio Vidmar's axe including himself. The Reds find themselves in a precarious position after the first half of the season, sitting in 8th on the A-League table, having won just one of their past five.

Ahead of their vital home clash with Gold Coast United tonight, skipper Dodd said all players are on notice to perform or else there will be repercussions but admitted it wasn't such a bad position to be in.

"It's good, it's healthy competition and spurs everyone at training. Hopefully that spills on to the field," Dodd said optimistically.

"I have Matty Leckie breathing down my neck, a great young player with a bit of pace about him.

Dodd said the main problem was a lack of goal (12 in total for the season) and the main aim for tonight and going forward will to be convert with better efficiency.

"We know that not converting chances is hurting us," Dodd added.

"I think a lot of it is confidence based and that goes for everybody.

"I have had a number of opportunities and haven't scored anywhere as much as I should have.

"It's the same for Lloyd, Cristiano, Paul Hughes, you could name half a dozen players.

"We have to take our chances."

Andrew Slevison
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