Holman sees silver lining in Brisbane Roar's injury woes

An upbeat Brett Holman has urged Brisbane Roar to look at the positives of an injury crisis which has hampered their start to the campaign.

John Aloisi's side were without a host of senior players for their 1-1 draw away to Melbourne Victory as they finished the weekend bottom of the Hyundai A-League.

Connor O'Toole and Adam Sawyer both made their debuts in the match while Rahmat Akbari appeared as a substitute for the third time this season.

"It's a difficult scenario but if you take the positives out of that you see some of the young boys getting a run on the weekend," Holman told reporters on Tuesday. 

"Adam Sawyer came off the bench and made his debut and I thought Connor did amazingly well at left-back.

Connor O'Toole
Connor O'Toole impressed in his Hyundai A-League debut.

"It's unfortunate for the boys who are injured, but on the other hand see some of the other boys working really hard to get a chance and, to do really well, that happens in football as well."

Holman equalised off the bench for Brisbane at Etihad Stadium and sees the battling point as evidence of a looming turnaround.

"I think if when you a go a goal down and still have that positivity to actually fight and come back in games, it shows we still believe in what we're doing," he said. 

"Sometimes you need a good a win or a good result just to turn the page a little bit and get a little bit more positivity into the group."

Brisbane will get another chance to do that when they welcome Melbourne City to Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.