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Heavy defeat not preying on Roar: McKay

  • Heavy defeat not preying on Roar: McKay

Brisbane skipper Matt McKay is confident the Roar's 4-0 A-League thumping by Melbourne Victory was just a one-off as they prepare to take on in-form Adelaide.

The Roar welcome the Reds to Suncorp Stadium on Friday night, licking their wounds after the AAMI Park humbling.

But McKay, who has declared himself fit for the clash despite battling a quad injury all week, doesn't think there'll be much of a hangover from that loss.

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"We were on a great run before the last two results," McKay said.

"First and foremost, we'll cut the mistakes out of the game. If we do that, we've still got dangerous players going forward that we can get back on track.

"We've still got confidence in the squad. We've got a great team."

Roar coach John Aloisi has been forced to make at least two changes to his team with fullback Shane Stefanutto suspended and Costa Rican forward Jean Carlos Solorzano suffering an injury in training during the week.

Corey Brown will start in place of Stefanutto, with Jerome Polenz coming into the squad, while young forward Nick D'Agostino has been named along with Devante Clut in a 17-man squad.

Adelaide head north unbeaten in seven matches and with veteran goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic back from injury after missing last weekend's 3-1 win over Central Coast.

With the Roar yet to taste defeat at Suncorp this season, Galekovic is anticipating a tough clash with the league leaders.

"We played Western Sydney a couple of weeks ago and they were top of the table and now we've got another challenge in Brisbane," he said.

"We obviously know the result against Melbourne last week - they copped four but, in saying that, they're a good team.

"Good teams don't usually let that happen two weeks in a row."

BRISBANE v ADELAIDE - Key match stats:

* Unbeaten in eight matches in Brisbane, the Roar can match their second-longest unbeaten run at home if they can avoid defeat

* Adelaide have claimed victory in three of their past five visits to Brisbane

* The Reds' seven-match unbeaten run is their longest without defeat since a 13-game streak in 2010

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