Elsey backs Halloran to fill Adelaide’s striking void

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There has been a lot of media attention on Adelaide United’s lack of a striker, but Jordan Elsey says the focus has been overblown.

“I think that’s been talked up a lot in the media, we’ve had Benny Halloran fill that role, and I think he’s doing exceptional.

“You saw in the last game, we had so many chances but just that final little thing (was missing), but that will come together, we work on things in training and we’re looking forward to it,” he said.

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It’ll be small tweaks that will get Adelaide United the three points against Western Sydney Wanderers rather than a radical overhaul, according to Elsey.

“Obviously finishing our chances and reducing individual mistakes and that’s about it, I thought we played well the last game, and we’ve forgotten about it now so now we’re looking forward to Wanderers,” he said.

United have been hampered up forward following several injures to striking trio Papa Baba Diawara, George Blackwood and Apostolos Stamatelopoulos.

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The injury-crisis has seen Adelaide become the third-worst side for goals scored, equal with Brisbane Roar with 10 goals.

It sets up an intriguing Boxing Day clash against Western Sydney Wanderers, who have conceded the third most goals in the league.

A win for Adelaide United would see them go equal with Melbourne City and Wellington Phoenix on points, keeping them in the race for a finals position.

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A student at University of South Australia who hopes his writing disguises his lack of sporting prowess and a fan who masquerades his choice in mediocre teams as being hipster

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