Skipper Alex Brosque will definitely start Sydney FC's clash with Newcastle Jets on Sunday.
Coach Graham Arnold has confirmed the marquee will back up after playing in Wednesday's FFA Cup final defeat to Melbourne City.
Left-back Michael Zullo has also been given the green light to face the Jets.
The defender pulled up sore after the cup decider – he was hurt in tackles from Tim Cahill and Luke Brattan – and didn't take part in Friday's light training session.
But the 28-year-old, who was initially thought to be in doubt for the Newcastle game, will be available for the trip to McDonald Jones Stadium.
Brosque has been managed in the early part of the season but this time Arnold isn't concerned about him playing two games in the space of five days.
The coach feels former Socceroo David Carney should get a starting spot against the Jets.
"Our set pieces haven't been fantastic and we miss his delivery so we need a way to get him on the pitch," he said.
Sydney failed to lift a first trophy in six years when they went down to City in Wednesday's decider, and have drawn their last two league games.
Arnold has seen his team – who won their first six games of the season – brought back to the chasing pack and they went into the round just four points ahead of second-placed City.
Speaking of his team's performance in the final, he said: "It was good except the last ball, the execution. We need to be better at the final decision, which we have been in the first six weeks of the league.
"We'll use (the loss) to make sure we're better – no one wants to feel the way they felt after the game."
The Sky Blues are 7/10 to win their next game against Newcastle Jets, who are 15/4 with the draw 3/1.
Sydney FC are 7/1 to win the game 2-1.
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