'The boss is here': Roar stars playing for their future under Fowler, says Davies

Brisbane Roar players will be fighting for their futures in Thursday’s ANZAC Day fixture with Adelaide United, according to interim boss Darren Davies.

Roar are trying to send retiring great Matt McKay and departing club legend Henrique out on a high when Adelaide arrive in Queensland.

But Davies, 40, also admitted the clash with the Reds might be the last in Brisbane colours for a ‘number of players’.

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And with new head coach Robbie Fowler observing from the stands, Davies wants his side to seize the opportunity to impress the incoming Liverpool legend.

“There’s a number of boys who will be playing their last game for the club. That’s the nature of football,” Davies said.

“But the opportunity is there for tomorrow.

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“The boss is here, and it’s the last opportunity for them to go out and make an impression.”

Ex-England international Fowler met Brisbane players at training on Wednesday.

It is expected Davies, who took the reins following John Aloisi’s resignation last December, will stay on as his assistant.

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“The football experience that he brings is phenomenal,” Davies said.

“It’s a fantastic appointment, not just for Brisbane Roar but for the A-League as well.

“Now we can start to plan forward and getting back to where we should be.”

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Departing legends Matt McKay and Henrique in March 2014