Adelaide United have played down concerns over a potentially serious ankle injury to key midfielder James Jeggo just days out from their semi final with Sydney FC.
The 23-year-old limped out of training on Tuesday after copping a knock during a small-sided game.
It’s the last thing Reds boss Josep Gombau will have wanted just days out from Saturday night’s Semi Final with the Sky Blues at Allianz Stadium.
But a club official told a-league.com.au that Jeggo was leaving the session after the knock was solely a precaution and he was in no doubt for arguably the club’s biggest match in six years.
Striker Bruce Djite, who missed the Elimination Final win over Brisbane last Friday, is the only Adelaide player under a cloud for the clash against the Sky Blues.
Djite is battling a groin injury and has been training on his own over the last couple of days but is expected to join the group later in the week.
“I’m pretty sure Bruce will be right to play in the game,” Reds winger Craig Goodwin told reporters on Tuesday.
“As to how many minutes it’s up to the coach and Bruce as to how much he can get through but I’d say he’s a good chance.”
“He’s (Djite) that player that can hold the ball up and bring other players into the game.
“A lot of people are critical and think he should score more but the amount of work he does off the ball and bringing other players into the game and allowing them to score is amazing.”
The Reds come to Sydney with an imposing record at Allianz, having won three times there this season, twice in the Hyundai A-League and once in the Westfield FFA Cup.comments