15 Feb 2011

Ifill included in Phoenix squad for elimination playoff match against Adelaide

3:24 pm on 15 February 2011

Striker Paul Ifill has been included in the Phoenix squad to travel to Adelaide, for the A-League elimination final on Friday night.

Ifill hasn't played for two months after suffering a leg injury in a match against Newcastle in mid-December.

He came through the side's final training session today unscathed, with the side flying out to Adelaide tomorrow afternoon.

Having included him in the travelling squad coach Ricki Herbert must now decide whether to risk Ifill in the starting lineup despite his lack of match play or bring bring him off the bench as an impact player in the second half.

If the Phoenix lose on Friday night it will be the end of their A League.

If they're to make the final they need win their next three games, which will all be away.