Williams aims for Roar
North Queensland Fury striker David Williams could make an early return from a hamstring injury in his club’s round 24 Hyundai A-League clash with the Brisbane Roar.
North Queensland Fury striker David Williams could make an early return from a hamstring injury in his club-s round 24 Hyundai A-League clash with the Brisbane Roar.
The twenty-one year old has been included in an extended 18-man squad.
It was during the Fury's loss to Brisbane (0-2) at Suncorp Stadium last month that Williams suffered the injury while attempting a routine cross.
Fury Coach Ian Ferguson says he will throw Williams in if he's ready.
"He's been training all this week," Ferguson said of the former young Qantas Socceroo.
"I don't like forcing people back in but if he declares himself fit then we'll definitely think about it."
"It's the same with everybody from (Ufuk) Talay to him (Williams), to (Rostyn) Griffiths, if they're feeling anything at all and it's going to put them back five weeks then there's no use doing it."
"They've got to come back, they've got to train and they've got to declare themselves fit and if they do then they'll be in contention."
Ferguson has also brought in defenders Robbie Middleby, who returns from illness, and Beau Busch as Fred Agius drops out of the squad.
Perth-s 3-2 win over Adelaide severely damaged the Fury's chances of making the finals in their inaugural campaign.
They need to win all of their four remaining games and hope results go their way.
But Ferguson is hanging on to hope.
"I'm that sort of person that never gives up," said Ferguson.
"We keep going until it's mathematically impossible ... we've got three games at home and we'll take one game at a time," he said.
"We know the Roar's going to come out all guns blazing for us, but let them come here, we've won our last three games (at home) … so we'll try and play a formation and a style that suits us and hopefully cut out the silly mistakes and try and get a win."