Stefanutto and Maclaren return for Perth clash

Shane Stefanutto and Jamie Maclaren will make the trip west as Brisbane Roar take on Perth Glory at nib Stadium this weekend.

Both players return from injury - with Stefanutto back after two weeks on the sidelines with a groin strain, and Jamie Maclaren, who was load managing hamstring tightness earlier this week - as Roar look to maintain their position at the top of the table before heading to in-form Adelaide United next week.

The Roar then find themselves in the unique position of playing their next four games against current top four opponents.

With the collation of A-League and NSL records, Jade North is set to rack up his 300th appearance while goalkeeper Michael Theo is set to make his 200th A-League appearance.

Henrique will be looking to continue his hot streak of form against the Glory, having been the decisive factor in both wins against the club.

But Perth are one of the most improved sides in the second half of the season, boosted by the return of Irish striker Andy Keogh, and are chasing a club-record fifth consecutive Hyundai A-League win.

Brisbane are also in form and have netted nine goals in the past three games (two wins and a draw). 

The match will be special for the Roar's Dimitri Petratos who will be pitted against his younger brother Kosta, who has played off the bench for the Glory in the last two games.