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Theo injury opens door for Young

Brisbane Roar Head Coach John Aloisi today confirmed decorated goalkeeper Michael Theo is injured and will not travel for his side's Hyundai A-League clash against Wellington Phoenix on Saturday (4.15pm kick off Brisbane time).

The five-time Championship-winning keeper has a quad strain sustained in last weekend's 2-1 win over Central Coast Mariners.

Theo trained earlier in the week but has not finished two sessions since and will sit out this weekend's game in the hope of being fit for selection in the Roar's next home game against Adelaide United at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday, 31 October (6.30pm kick off).

Jamie Young, who played 24 games for the Roar last season when Theo was out with a broken wrist then a quad tear, will don the gloves again for the Roar against Phoenix.

Aloisi has been saying for weeks that he was blessed to have two quality keepers in his squad and praised the way Young had reacted to being on the bench for the first two games of the new season.

"Jamie will just slot in and I am sure he will do a great job," Aloisi said.

"He's been training really well. Even when he didn't start in the first two game he's didn't put his head down.

"He just kept going and that shows the rest of the players to keep working hard because you don't know when your opportunities come up and he (Young) gets that this weekend."

Former Roar striker Yeboah still chasing Bundesliga dream

After almost two years as a student in German football?s school of hard knocks, Australia export Kwame Yeboah has vowed to stay on course and deliver on his potential.

The former Brisbane Roar flyer caused a stir when he was snapped up by Bundesliga heavyweight Borussia Monchengladbach, late in 2013, after making just 12 A-league appearances.

Despite some injury setbacks and reality checks along the way, in an environment where gifted hopefuls queue to take your place should you suffer the merest stumble, the 21 year-old Queenslander, with Ghanaian heritage, is refusing to give an inch as he nears the halfway point of his four-year contract with the club competing in this season?s UEFA Champions League.

Nursing a minor groin injury sustained in the Korea Republic while on duty for the Olyroos earlier this month, Yeboah, who also missed two months of the pre-season with an ankle injury, put in pespective the challenge he faces while playing for Monchengladbach's second team in German football's fourth tier.

?There are no such things as minor setbacks here. When you have a small injury and miss any game time, there are players always ready to step in ahead of you," Yeboah said.

?If the team is winning, and the second team has been doing well th
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