As the Wellington
Phoenix search for a spark to produce a more attacking style
of play, they've been dealt a blow with their top scorer
Jeremy Brockie ruled out of Sunday's game with Adelaide
The 25-year-old has been in fine touch with seven goals in
his past six games but has succumbed to a hamstring niggle
and tweeted this morning that he wouldn't be available for
this weekend's game across the Tasman.
"Gym session done today!! Gutted to be missing the game on
Sunday but confident the boys will come back with 3 points!
#hatemissinggames," the All White tweeted.
Brockie's absence could hand Tyler Boyd a rare start against
an Adelaide side that have performed above expectations under
coach John Kosmina and sit in second place on the A-League
The 17-year-old Boyd has been a regular feature off the bench
this summer with a slew of cameo performances but starting a
game at Hindmarsh Stadium would be a big ask for a rookie.
Solomon Islands Benjamin Totori is another player who could
start up front. Alternatively Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert
could inject midfielder Louis Fenton into the line-up and
reshuffle his personnel.
The Phoenix are sixth after 10 rounds of the competition.