The Adelaide Football Club are determined to get their season back on track, but are only two points off a top-four spot with four games remaining in the Hyundai A-League.
After a frustrating opening round, Adelaide’s unbeaten run saw them reach the Round 16 of the Hyundai FFA Cup after defeating Brisbane Roar in the quarter-finals.
However, the Swans are now in a precarious position and are only one point off the top four with four matches remaining in their season.
The Swans will face Adelaide United in their next two matches on Friday (Friday night) and Saturday (Saturday night).
However, it appears Adelaide are only a point away from a return to the finals with a win against Brisbane at the MCG.
Adelaide midfielder David Swinney was delighted to get back on the field after recovering from an ankle injury in a training session on Thursday.
“It’s been a long time,” Swinny said.
“I think the last two weeks have been tough but I’m excited to be back out on the training field and hopefully we can get a result on Saturday.”
Adelaide has not won in Adelaide since September 2018 and is currently without a win in its last six games.
The last time Adelaide was out of the top-eight was back in December 2018.
The team is desperate to get things back on course with the match against United likely to be the first test for the newly-minted Swans boss.
“This is the first match of the season for us and we want to be at the top of the table,” Swinton said.
“I think we have a lot of work to do to get ourselves back in it.”