Roar forfeit two NPL games

Brisbane Roar Youth have forfeited two upcoming NPL Queensland matches, with the club citing heavy commitments.

Roar were due to face Far North Queensland Heat on July 11 and Northern Fury a week later, both away from home.

But the club has cited its busy schedule, which includes a friendly against Liverpool on July 17, as the reason behind forfeiting both games.

Roar senior team's last game was their 3-0 friendly win over Villarreal on June 3.

"The Roar first-team squad, which includes several players recently promoted from the club's Youth ranks, resumes training on 1 July," the club said on its website.

"As well as an intensive fitness program, the short preparation for the Liverpool game is expected to also include an in-house 11-versus-11 training match which would be difficult to stage with players travelling out of Brisbane twice in seven days.

"A number of Youth players are also vying for selection in the Roar squad to take on Liverpool the night before the rescheduled NPLQ match against the Fury.

"With the above scheduling in mind, Brisbane Roar has regretfully decided against sending players to Townsville and Cairns for the NPLQ matches at those venues next month."

Roar sit fourth on the NPL Queensland table.