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Adelaide United - Jiangsu Suning Preview

Goal.com logo Goal.com 09-05-2017

Adelaide United will welcome back three key players for their must-win AFC Champions League (ACL) match against Jiangsu Suning but need Gamba Osaka to do them a favour to advance from the group.

The Reds need to beat Group H leaders Jiangsu at Coopers Stadium on Tuesday and hope Gamba, who are last in the standings, claim at least a draw away to second-placed Jeju United.

In a boost to Adelaide's hopes, Riley McGree, Dylan McGowan and Taylor Regan are available after missing their 3-3 draw away to Gamba a fortnight ago.

Amor applauds Adelaide's comeback

McGowan and Regan will anchor the hosts' defence against the Chinese Super League club, while McGree should step into midfield alongside Isaias and Kim Jae-sung.

Young midfielder Jordan O'Doherty will be unavailable due to a one-match ban for accumulation of yellow cards but Adelaide coach Guillermo Amor will be relieved to hear Jiangsu will be without ex-Chelsea midfielder Ramires and regular substitute Tao Yuan through suspension.

"We lost Taylor, Riley and McGowan in the last game," Amor said on Monday.

"Now they're in the list and it's important."

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Adelaide produce another ACL late show

Adelaide are unbeaten in their last three ACL fixtures and are the only A-League club with a chance of advancing to the Round of 16 after Brisbane Roar and Western Sydney Wanderers were effectively eliminated two weeks ago.

Two of those results have come on the road, including the Reds' only win of the ACL group stage so far, but McGree hopes the club's fans can provide the type of atmosphere to help Adelaide stun Jiangsu.

"Every game we need the support from the fans," the 18-year-old said in the lead-up to this match. "The fans are what can drive us on the field and definitely at home.

"We need them out there in numbers and making noise for us to push and hopefully get the result."

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Jiangsu have nothing to play for in Tuesday's match as they have already wrapped up top spot in Group H, while Choi Yong-soo's side have only managed one win in their past six games in all competitions.

In the earlier meeting between the two teams in March, Jiangsu won 2-1 in China thanks to a brace from former Liverpool target Alex Teixeira.

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