14 Feb 2011

Phoenix striker may make return for Adelaide clash

12:37 pm on 14 February 2011

The Wellington Phoenix face a herculean task if they're to make an impact in the A-league football post season but the club's received a major boost with striker Paul Ifill likely to return from injury for their first playoff match.

The Phoenix face third placed Adelaide United in a must win elimination final on Friday night in South Australia, and the Phoenix will carry some confidence into the match after upsetting the home side at the same venue two weeks ago.

With several top players out with injury coach Ricki Herbert says Ifill may take part in Friday's do or die clash in Adelaide.

The Phoenix must now win three away games in a row to go one better than last season and reach the grand final, however their horror away record suggests it might be a bridge too far for the Wellingtonians.