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Injury-ravaged Adelaide United will be searching for their first win in five A-League Men outings when they host Macarthur FC on Friday night. It's been a brutal run for the Reds not made any easier by the absence of Mohamed Toure, who could miss the rest of the season after dislocating his shoulder after tangling with Melbourne Victory defenders last time out.

United coach Carl Veart said Toure remained "in a lot of pain" and was a "good chance" to require surgery following an impending specialist appointment. Midfielder Louis D'Arrigo will also miss the Macarthur clash after getting COVID, joining Bernardo, George Blackwood and Ryan Kitto who missed their last match with the illness.
The absences couldn't come at a worse time with fifth-ranked United clinging to a finals berth by just one point with five games remaining.

Reinforcements could be on the way as defenders Lachie Barr and Alex Popovic will undergo fitness tests, while forward Kusini Yengi is as little as a week away having been sidelined since December with a quad injury.
Macarthur enters fresh from ending a three-game winless run of their own with a 4-2 win against Perth on Sunday, also sitting in finals contention by a solitary point. The match will be forward Al Hassan Toure's first trip back to Adelaide since departing United for the Bulls in the off-season. He scored against the Reds in the sides' earlier meeting this season in western Sydney.
Both players are definitely going to be huge misses by the club but the manager insisted that they will go ahead and remain positive and head into games with great attitude. He also added that they will work hard to ensure the quick return of the players to the training ground.