A-League coaches will have no choice but to expand their scouting networks in Asia if new foreign player rules are introduced, John Aloisi says.
But the Brisbane Roar boss warned it won't be so easy for Australian teams to attract top-level players from major Asian countries because of financial constraints.
Football Federation Australia has flagged the likely introduction of the '4+1 rule' from the 2018-19 season onwards.
It would move the A-League in line with other top competitions in the Asian...
Jamie Maclaren has responded well to his shock benching, but coach John Aloisi won't reveal if he's done enough to earn a recall to the Brisbane Roar's starting side.
Maclaren was dropped to the bench for the Roar's 3-2 defeat to Melbourne Victory last week, but Aloisi said he was simply resting the fringe Socceroo ahead of a tough upcoming schedule, rather than punishing him for poor form or his refusal to sign a contract extension.
It was only the second time the 23-year-old has been named among...
Poor results and contract dramas have darkened the mood at Brisbane Roar but veteran Thomas Kristensen says they're refusing to let their A-League ambitions fall by the wayside.
The Roar's 3-2 loss to Melbourne Victory last week -- their third defeat in a row -- has left them 11 points adrift of second spot and 16 points behind runaway ladder leaders Sydney FC.
They face the Wellington Phoenix on Saturday at Westpac Stadium, a venue where they have not tasted victory in more than three years.