BRISBANE Roar is resigned to being without key midfielder Thomas Kristensen at least until January.
The former Danish international hasn't played since August 9 when the Brisbane Roar’s 5-1 FFA Cup loss to Melbourne Victory.
Thomas suffered a hamstring injury soon, and the problem has worsened to the extent as the Brisbane Roar are reluctant to put a timeframe on his return.
Brisbane Roar's Midfield Ace Thomas Kristensen All Set To Be Sidelined Until January
It’s expected Thomas, however, will be fit to play in January, meaning his absence will extend to five months.
In the absence, of the 34-year-old enforcer, the Roar’s midfield has struggled all season, with last-placed Brisbane yet to win an A-League game heading into Friday’s round seven clashes against Melbourne City at Suncorp Stadium.
In better news for the Brisbane Roar. The former Socceroo Brett Holman is all set to return to Brisbane’s starting line-up on Friday.
The previously jaded Brett was used off the bench in the Roar’s 1-1 away draw with Melbourne Victory last Saturday.
It worked for Brisbane, with Brett’s second-half cameo including his side’s equalizer. With the expected return of the marquee man, Nick D’Agostino is the likely omission.