Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick says the difference in acclimatisation to warm conditions played a key part in his side’s late defeat to Brisbane Roar in Cairns.
Brisbane Roar earned a first win in four matches by coming from behind to beat Wellington Phoenix 2-1 at Cazalys Stadium in Cairns on Saturday.
Brisbane Roar take the Hyundai A-League north where Phoenix, on a high after dispatching reigning champions Victory last week, are their opponents in tropical Cairns.
A couple of skippers and a couple of marquees are among the big inclusions for Round 10 - here are all the squads for this weekend's action!
Active fan groups from all 10 Hyundai A-League clubs have confirmed they have ended their boycott of matches after reaching an in-principle agreement with FFA on Wednesday night.