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Don't expect another United miracle: Amor

AAP logoAAP 10/11/2016 Vince Rugari

Just because they did it last season, Guillermo Amor says there's no guarantee Adelaide United will revive their A-League campaign after another slow start.

The Reds host Brisbane on Friday night at Coopers Stadium, desperate to open their account and move off the bottom of the ladder after four defeats in a row.

There's no sense of panic just yet - not after claiming the premiership-championship double despite going winless for the first eight weeks of last season.

But Amor has warned it won't be so easy this time around, particularly with a much more youthful, inexperienced squad at his disposal.

"In football, (anything) is possible. But it's difficult to repeat the same situation," Amor said on Thursday.

"I think now we need to win the next game.

"If we lose five, six, seven or eight ... to repeat the situation of last year is very difficult.

"The difference with last year, the group was two, three, four years (together). This team is new - we have a lot of young players.

"We are last on the table with one point and we need a lot of things.

"But we don't think about this. We think about to win tomorrow - it's the most important now."

Amor will at least regain some experience with James Holland and Marcelo Carrusca set to return to Adelaide's starting line-up against the Roar.

Holland has missed the past two games with a hamstring strain. Argentine Carrusca overcame a foot injury to make his first appearance of the season off the bench in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Central Coast.

Amor will only say "it's possible" the pair will start but it's expected they will be rushed straight back into the team given United's precarious position and the Roar's hot run of form.

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