Set to face Roar, there’s little respite for hard working Bulls

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Macarthur FC are off to Brisbane this Thursday to take on the Roar in round 13 of the A-League.

The Bulls will be aiming to break a six game run without tasting victory.

Three losses were followed by three draws, including last Friday’s 3-3 thriller in which skipper Ulises Davila scored a hat-trick against Western United at Parramatta.

Macarthur have dropped out of the top six for the first time this season and are on 18 points, just one more than Thursday’s opponents.

The Bulls have been hit with injuries, on top of a hectic schedule due to their involvement in the AFC Cup, the Asian competition for clubs which won their national cup final last season.

On the plus side, this week they bolstered their stocks with the signing of young winger Bernardo Oliveira from Adelaide United, pictured.

Oliveira, who was born in Brazil, has represented Australia at youth level – Under 17, U19 and U20.

The 19 year old winger – he will turn 20 on March 16 – made 31 A-League appearances for Adelaide United.

A serious injury ended his season in 2022-23, and eventually his contract at Adelaide.

Now he’s at Campbelltown and the Bulls will be grateful.

The Brisbane Roar v Macarthur FC match this Thursday (January 18), at Suncorp Stadium will kick off at 7:45pm.

 In other Macarthur FC club news, its next AFC Cup match, a zone semi final against Malaysian club Sabah FC on Tuesday, February 13, will be played at Campbelltown Sports Stadium, kick-off 6pm.

Tickets are now on sale, but the club has announced full season ticketed members will get free entry for this game.

If the Bulls win on February 13, they will return to Campbelltown Sports Stadium nine days later on February 22 to host the winner of the other zone semi final between Central Coast Mariners and Phnom Penh Crown.

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