Reds re­lief for Roar

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

FRI­DAY night’s clash against English Premier League club Liver­pool will be a welcome dis­trac­tion for the em­bat­tled Bris­bane Roar.

For the Roar squad, it’s a great chance to for­get about con­tin­u­ing off- field dra­mas over own­er­ship and debts.

“You don’t get Liver­pool com­ing to your backyard ev­ery­day,” Roar de­fender James Donachie said. “Football’s our job so that’s what we fo­cus on and not let any­thing else get in the way of that.”

But be­fore fac­ing the Reds at Sun­corp Sta­dium, the Roar have another hur­dle to over­come — to­mor­row’s pay­day.

Player wages were two weeks late for the pre­vi­ous pay cy­cle.

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