Maclaren exits training with hamstring tightness

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Brisbane striker Jamie Maclaren left the training track this morning after suffering some tightness in his right hamstring. As his teammates completed the session, Maclaren sat on the sideline as he iced the troublesome hamstring.

The injury places his participation in Saturday’s game against Perth Glory, in what would have been his first return to his former club after departing the West Australian side in the off-season.

Maclaren has been in excellent form this season for Brisbane with 11 goals this season in 15 games this season, a record which sees him sit third on the A-League Golden Boot standings.

Brisbane’s record without Maclaren isn’t pretty reading with just one win in four games without their star striker, a result that came way back in round six also against Perth Glory.

Should Maclaren miss the match, it would be highly likely that Henrique would get another chance in the starting line-up, with Devante Clut getting a long awaited chance in the squad on the bench.

Henrique himself has been in the news this week following reports he was seeking a move to Thai Premier League side Suphanburi, with the Roar refusing to let him leave in the middle of the season. That news places doubts on the Brazilians long term future at the Roar, but that could change again now he’s got another chance to start.

The match-up seems to be a good one for Henrique, whose netted five goals all up against the Glory, a record which includes two in two against Perth this season, and four goals in his past five games over the past two seasons..

Maclaren would join an injury list that includes Shane Stefanutto –Groin-, Jerome Polenz –Quadriceps- and Jean Carlos Solórzano –Thigh-.

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