Fran­jic in no roar­ing hurry

The Weekend Post - - Sport - RIKKI-LEE ARNOLD

IVAN Fran­jic will not be rushed into a sud­den come­back to help the win­less Roar in tonight’s show­down with Mel­bourne Vic­tory.

The for­mer Roar full­back com­pleted his first come­back train­ing ses­sion in Bris­bane colours yes­ter­day morn­ing, but has ruled him­self out of the clash with Mel­bourne.

Fran­jic, whose re­turn was an­nounced by the club on Thurs­day, said he hoped to make his come­back in com­ing weeks but did not feel like his team­mates des­per­ately needed his help.

De­spite the Roar hav­ing not yet won this sea­son, Fran­jic said he had a lot of be­lief in what the team could achieve over the com­ing months.

“I won’t be back (today),” he said. “It’s day-to-day, week-to-week. We still have a good med­i­cal team and coaches here and they’ll see when I’m ready. There’s no nig­gles. I shouldn’t be too far off.

“It’s been a bit of a slower start (for the club) but I think they’ve been un­lucky as well.

The 30-year-old de­fender has re­turned to the Roar af­ter a stint with South Korean out­fit Daegu FC.

NOT YET: Bris­bane Roar re­cruit Ivan Fran­jic trains at Bal­ly­more yes­ter­day. Pic­ture: AAP

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