Australian Football: Macarthur wait on Juric

27 November 2021 12:05:07 GMTPlus11
Milicic will not rush Juric

Macarthur FC striker Tomi Juric is making good progress with his fitness but looks unlikely to start against Sydney FC on Saturday.

The Bulls are priced at 17/2 to win the 2021/22 A-League grand final and Juric was signed in the hope he would get the goals to take them there.

Waiting game

Following the departure of last season's leading goalscorer Matt Derbyshire, the pressure will be on for Juric to perform and coach Ante Milicic wants him fully fit.

The former Socceroos ace was left out of the matchday squad that took on Wellington Phoenix last week but should be in against Sydney FC.

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However there is a good chance he will have to start on the bench at best.

Milicic taking no risks

"We've got a little bit more confidence to include him in the matchday squad but again today was a difficult day to get much done on the field and with the conditions set to remain the same for tomorrow we'll leave that decision up until kick off,"
Milicic told reporters ahead of the game.

"He had a little setback during pre-season and he just hasn't had the match minutes in there and we want to build him up.

"He means so much for this team that he's just one that I feel you don't want to take risks with at this stage. He's one that in these early stages will have to go week-to-week but he means so much for us in that in that front third."

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