Downey set for A-League return

Jimmy Downey, in blue, is expected to play at the Gold Coast.
Jimmy Downey, in blue, is expected to play at the Gold Coast. Contributed

FORMER Gympie star Jimmy Downey looks set to make his A-League return this weekend.

Downey is expected to be named in the Wellington Phoenix line-up to take on Gold Coast United this Sunday at Skilled Park on the Gold Coast.

Downey moved to the Phoenix in 2011 after a stint in Dutch football club Sparta Rotterdam and has had a good pre-season training in New Zealand.

The 23-year -old speedster will try to reignite his A-League career in the midfield with Phoenix after injury slowed his progression at the Perth Glory and the now-defunct North Queensland Fury.

Downey has had a slight groin injury this year, but it looks to be only a minor problem.

The Wellington Phoenix coach Ricky Herbert will name the side today and the team will fly to Australia tomorrow for the opening round of the A-League.

Topics:  a-league gold coast united skilled park wellington phoenix

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