A-League: John Kosmina says Brisbane Roar can no longer use injuries excuse after Newcastle loss

FORMER Adelaide and Sydney coach John Kosmina says Brisbane can no longer use their injuries as an excuse for their difficulties.

The Roar suffered another loss — despite a brave second half performance in Newcastle — losing 1-0 to the Jets on Friday night.

Brisbane sits in ninth place on 13 points, five points out of the six and a full 25 behind table-toppers Sydney FC.

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Coach John Aloisi said his team had struggled with injuries and underdone players again, citing Eric Bautheac and Avram Papadopoulos’ match fitness.