12 Oct 2011

Lia the latest Phoenix player on the injured list

5:54 pm on 12 October 2011

The Wellington Phoenix injuries woes continue with midfielder Vince Lia the latest to be affected requiring knee surgery and set to be out A-League football for several weeks.

Striker Paul Ifill is likely to start in Sunday's match against Newcastle despite suffering a groin injury in the draw with Gold Coast United at the weekend while goalkeeper Mark Paston is rated 50/50 after suffering a knock to the ribs in the season opener.

The Phoenix have already lost midfielder Lucas Pantelis for the season with a knee injury and striker Mirjan Pavlovic has a broken arm.