Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Brazilian Shakes off Injury Concerns

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Brazilian Shakes off Injury Concerns

Article excerpt

BRISBANE Roar striker Reinaldo is full of optimism ahead of his side's visit to Wellington to take on the Phoenix tomorrow - and he has every reason to be taking a positive approach to the clash.

For the first time since returning from Korea last season, the big Brazilian is in peak physical condition and free of concerns over his hamstring and osteitis pubis.

The clean bill of health from the medical staff means coach Ange Postecoglou is likely to start with a two-man strike force of Reinaldo and Dutchman Sergio van Dijk for the Westpac Stadium battle.

However, fellow Brazilian Henrique could be out for about four weeks with a hamstring injury

His partnership with van Dijk continuing to develop, Reinaldo says he is anticipating unleashing a formidable attacking wave against one of the Hyundai A-League's best defences.

"I'm looking forward to getting out there and helping the team turn things around on the pitch," Reinaldo said.

"I have been working very hard with Serge on some things and I hope to score some goals to help us get the three points. …

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