Socceroos winger Craig Goodwin has finished his loan stint with Saudi Premier League club Abha and Adelaide are keen to sign him for the A-League season.
Adelaide coach Carl Veart says he will jump at the prospect of signing Craig Goodwin if the Socceroos winger decides to return to the A-League.
Goodwin's loan deal with Saudi Premier League club Abha has come to an end, with early reports suggesting he will now return to parent club Al-Wehda.
But Adelaide will sound out the possibility of luring Goodwin back to his hometown club, with the South Australian already having spent two stints at the Reds.
"Craig's a very proud South Australian and he's had a lot of success here at the club," Veart said on Thursday.
"And if there's an opportunity to bring him back the club will jump at it."
Adelaide's immediate focus is on Friday's clash with Perth Glory at Coopers Stadium.
The Reds have been a dominant force at home so far this season, but their away form has been horrible.
A 5-3 loss in Perth last month set the tone for their away form and they were thumped 3-1 by the Roar in Brisbane last Saturday.
Veart confirmed that Socceroos striker Tomi Juric (groin) would come straight back into the starting side for Friday's home clash, while Spaniard Javi Lopez (calf) will be named on the bench.
"I'm looking forward to bringing them back in, bringing that experience that we were missing last week," Veart said.
"We had a very young team starting last week and we just lacked that bit of experience in crucial parts of the game.
"At home, we haven't had any problems with that. Our supporters really help our younger players lift at home and the away games we've struggled.
"We need to find a little bit better balance to provide that bit more experience on the pitch to help those younger players in the away games."
Glory dominated Adelaide in last month's clash, opening up a 5-1 lead before the Reds scored two consolation goals at the death.
Veart said it wasn't acceptable the way his team defended that day, and was also critical of the way they used the ball.
Glory will be boosted by the return of striker Andy Keogh (tight glute), while skipper Diego Castro could be set for more game time after making it through 64 minutes in the 3-1 win over Melbourne City.
STATS THAT MATTER
*There have been 25 goals scored across the past four A-League meetings between Adelaide (11) and Perth (14), with Glory picking up three wins in that span.
*Perth have scored 6.1 goals more than their Expected Goals value (6.9) suggests they should have this season, the largest disparity of any team in the competition.
*Adelaide goalkeeper James Delianov has made a season-high 18 saves this A-League campaign, but he has a save percentage of just 68 per cent.
(Stats provided by Opta)