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Roar won't rush Avraam in for DeVere

A calf injury to Socceroos hopeful Luke DeVere won't tempt Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi into rushing new signing Avraam Papadopoulos into A-League action.

Instead, 20-year-old stopper Cameron Crestani is set for another berth alongside veteran defender Jade North in Saturday's clash against struggling Wellington Phoenix.

The Roar will also regain captain Matt McKay (broken nose) and key midfielder Thomas Kristensen (hamstring) from injury, but teenage left-back Connor O'Toole (ankle) will have to wait another week for his senior debut, Aloisi said.