Adelaide United coach Guillermo Amor expects Dylan McGowan to play in Friday’s clash with Newcastle United despite his father being found guilty of murder this week.
James McGowan, the father of Dylan and his brother Socceroo Ryan, was in court in Edinburgh this week where he was found to have stabbed to death his former brother-in-law Owen Brannigan in 1999.
James was extradited from Adelaide to Scotland last year to face the charge.
Amor said Dylan was coping okay with the situation and expected him to play on Friday.
“I say now we’ll wait until tomorrow,” Amor said.
“But at this moment McGowan will play tomorrow.”
The Spaniard added: “For me what’s important is McGowan.
“He’s a very good man, a very good player. He’s got confidence, he works a lot, he gives everything every day.
“It’s possible (it’s in) his thoughts, but at this moment he’s very good and it doesn’t affect him.”
Meanwhile Amor refused to be drawn on his own future despite being off-contract at the end of the season.
With United bottom of the table, there has been speculation he may not see out the season, which angered Amor.
“My contract finishes at the end of the season,” he said.
“I’m very happy in Adelaide and my family. At this moment I prefer to wait.
“I don’t think about next year. At this moment I speak to you about tomorrow and how to win tomorrow.
“This is my profession. I don’t think in the future, I don’t have time for this.”