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Walmsley unfussed at McKay A-League return

  • Walmsley unfussed at McKay A-League return

Brisbane Roar skipper Matt McKay is set to return for Sunday's clash with Central Coast - but Mariners coach Tony Walmsley doesn't think he'll add much to the resurgent A-League side.

McKay, who was on Socceroos duty as the Roar ran out 3-1 winners over Western Sydney last weekend, is likely to replace Dimitri Petratos in the starting XI.

But the prospect isn't worrying a confident Walmsley, who has backed the lesser lights in his midfield over Brisbane's comparatively star-studded engine room, which also features classy Spanish veteran Corona.

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"They don't really gain a great deal," Walmsley said of McKay's inclusion.

"Matty's obviously an international player but we know he's been in the A-League for a long time and we know what he does. He pushes the ball around, he works hard.

"I said to the boys this morning, (Anthony) Caceres, (Nick) Fitzgerald, (Nick) Montgomery against any three in this league - and you look at (Steven) Lustica, McKay and Corona if that's going to be their midfield three, for example.

"I wouldn't be swapping our players for theirs.

"It's about on the day, can we dominate in that area of the pitch and if we do, we've got the weapons to convert."

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