4 key ins for Hyundai A-League Round 11

The  festive period is fast approaching for the Hyundai A-League adding huge importance for every club as the season reaches a pivotal stage.

With a host of side vying to secure  their spot in the top six, every point is crucial ahead of this weekend’s action.

And there’s a number of key players returning for their clubs in Round 11.

We’ve picked out four stars who could make a big impact for their respective sides this weekend.

Thomas Kristensen (Brisbane Roar)

The Great Dane is back!

Kristensen has been named to make his first appearance of the campaign and will add some steel and experience to Roar's midfield.

Thomas Kristensen is back for his first game of the season for the Roar.
Thomas Kristensen is back for his first game of the season for the Roar.

Oriol Riera (Western Sydney Wanderers)

The Spanish striker missed the Derby drubbing with a hamstring strain but is set to return against the Mariners in a game the Wanderers simply need to win.

With four goals for the season so far, Josep Gombau certainly needs a player of his quality in the front third as the Wanderers chase their first win since round 1.

Riera
After missing the derby, Oriol Riera returns for the clash with the Mariners.

Milos Ninkovic (Sydney FC)

What a luxury for Sky Blues boss Graham Arnold to be able to bring a Johnny Warren medallist back into a side that won the Derby 5-0 last weekend.

Ninkovic has missed the last three games with a calf problem but looks set to return for the top-of-the-table clash v Melbourne City at Allianz.

Ninkovic
Milos Ninkovic is a huge inclusion for Sydney FC.

Asdrubal (Central Coast Mariners)

Like the Wanderers, Central Coast also welcome back a Spanish striker for the Saturday night clash in Gosford.

Asdrubal has missed the last few games for Paul Okon's side and he'll add a different dimension to the Mariners attack.

Asdrubal
The Mariners striker is available again for the clash with the Wanderers.