Adelaide United playmaker Dario Vidosic has survived a fitness test and will play against Bunyodkor in Wednesday night's Asian Champions League quarter-final.
Vidosic was in doubt for the first leg against the Uzbekistan club, but passed a searching fitness test on his troublesome hamstring on Tuesday.
"He's ready," Adelaide assistant coach Michael Valkanis told reporters.
"He did well at training today, he did a little bit more than what we expected.
"He was switching the ball, playing longer passes, shorter passes, and moving quite comfortably."
Vidosic strengthens an Adelaide outfit seeking to advance in the lucrative Asian competition despite being out-of-season.
The Reds played friendly games against A-League powerhouses Central Coast and Brisbane in recent weeks in a bid to get match fit for their Asian campaign.
Adelaide hosts a Bunyodkor outfit sitting top halfway through its Uzbekistan competition, but Reds captain Eugene Galekovic hoped the difference in match conditioning wouldn't be a major factor.
"We have had a long pre-season," Galekovic said.
"The only difference is they have played 20 games in their season and are match-hardened, we have played four or five practice games - even though they have been good practice games, they're still practice games.
"But the boys will be hungry - it's our home ground, we want a result, we want a win and to keep a clean sheet."
Galekovic expected Bunyodkor to play cautiously, but not negatively, in the Hindmarsh Stadium fixture.
"I don't think they'll play too defensive ... when they have the ball obviously they are going to try and play football, they're a very good football side and we respect them," he said.
"They are here to get a result and make it hard for us."
Adelaide will reshuffle its defence, with centre-back Jon McKain to miss about 10 days with a knee injury sustained at training.
Argentine attacker Jeronimo Nuemann will be among the Adelaide substitutes after being added to the ACL squad as cover for injured countryman Marcelo Carrusca.
AFC Champions League
Central Coast Mariners will have to do what it has failed to do in its ACL campaign to date to reach the quarter-finals - score at least two goals in a match.