Roar A-League captain in doubt

January 18, 2013
By Laine Clark
Doubts over prized import Jade North's fitness might force Brisbane Roar captain Matt Smith to again fight through the pain barrier in Sunday's crunch home A-League clash with Western Sydney Wanderers.

Roar coach Mike Mulvey revealed Smith had been battling a back complaint for up to six weeks, prompting him to receive a cortisone injection on Monday.

Smith was relegated to the role of spectator at Friday's training session as Mulvey ran the rule over a squad hit by key midfielder ...

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