Japanese legend Yuki Nagasato will make her much-anticipated Brisbane Roar debut in Sunday's Westfield W-League clash against Adelaide United.
Nagasato's pedigree cannot be questioned but she has a hard act to follow, given the outstanding form of two of the Roar's imports so far.
Carson Pickett and Chioma Ubogagu are team-mates in both the United States and Australia, and the Orlando Pride pair are combining to great effect for the Roar in the 2018/19 Season.
Ubogagu, who scored for England last week, produced an outstanding Round 1 display in which she set up the equaliser in 1-1 draw with Perth Glory for Pickett.
And Pickett backed that up with the only goal against Western Sydney Wanderers last time out, a result that lifted the Roar to equal first on the table.
Adelaide, the Roar's opponents at Lions Stadium, have played just once this season, beginning with a gritty 0-0 draw at Melbourne Victory.
The Reds have lost their last four meetings against the Roar, with last season’s Premiers scoring 11 goals in that run.
INS AND OUTS
Brisbane Roar FC squad: 1.Mackenzie ARNOLD (gk), 2.Carson PICKETT, 4.Clare POLKINGHORNE (c), 5.Jenna MCCORMICK, 6.Celeste BOUREILLE, 7.Indiah-Paige RILEY, 8.Kaitlyn TORPEY, 9.Chioma UBOGAGU, 10.Katrina GORRY, 11.Natalie TATHEM, 12.Allira TOBY, 14.Summer O’BRIEN, 15.Abbey LLOYD, 17.Yuki NAGASATO, 18.Leah DAVIDSON, 19.Hollie PALMER, 20.Annie GROVE (gk)
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 17.Yuki NAGASATO (new signing), 18.Leah DAVIDSON (promoted)
Unavailable: 16.Hayley RASO (back - TBC)
Adelaide United squad: 1.Sarah WILLACY(gk), 2.Emily HODGSON, 3.Charlotte GRANT, 5.Gunnhildur JONSDOTTIR, 6.Georgia CAMPAGNALE, 8.Emily CONDON, 9.Fanndis FRIDRIKSDOTTIR, 10.Chelsie DAWBER, 11.Laura JOHNS, 12.Veronica LATSKO, 14.Grace ABBEY, 15.Emma CHECKER (c), 16.Dylan HOLMES,17.Kahlia HOGG, 20.Sian McLAREN (gk), 22.Amber BROOKS, 23.Michelle HEYMAN
**two to be omitted**
Ins: 2.Emily HODGSON (Returns from International Duty), 3.Charlotte GRANT (Returns from International Duty), 17.Kahlia HOGG (Returns from Injury).
Outs: 18.Meleri MULLAN (Knee)
HOW TO WATCH
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