Roar player's A-League futures on the line against Adelaide


Interim coach Darren Davies admits most members of his Brisbane Roar team will be playing for their futures in their final A-League game of the season.

Davies said the Roar would be determined to send retiring great Matt McKay out a winner when they host Thursday's ANZAC Day clash with Adelaide United at Suncorp Stadium.

But Davies conceded their season finale may mark the last game for a "number of players".

He still hoped his charges embraced a golden chance to impress incoming coach Robbie Fowler.

Liverpool legend Fowler does not officially take over until Roar's disastrous 2018-19 campaign is over.

However, he will attend the clash with The Reds just days after being confirmed as the Roar's full-time coach.

Fowler met players at training on Wednesday and will run the rule over the squad before he is expected to make wholesale changes in the off-season.

"There are a number of boys who will be playing their last game for the club, that's the nature of football," Davies said.

"But the opportunity is there (on Thursday), the boss is here.

"It's a last opportunity to go out and make an impression."

Davies' future is secure after being told he will stay on as Fowler's assistant.

While the axe may be hovering over some players, Davies said confirmation of Fowler's appointment had brought some relief after months of speculation since John Aloisi's resignation in late December.

"It's a real positive, fantastic news. Now we can start to plan forward and getting back to where we should be," Davies said.

McKay will be honoured with a tribute at the season finale, along with veteran attacker Henrique - who announced an end to his playing days with Brisbane earlier this week.

Brazilian Henrique has already played his last game due to a groin injury.

Davies said the Roar would also be out to bounce back from their horrendous 6-1 last round loss to Newcastle Jets.

"We have spoken about it. There were massive learning moments but tomorrow is a chance to implement what they learned," he said.

Source AAP