Henrique wants another shot with the Roar. (Mark Calleja)
Henrique wants another shot with the Roar. (Mark Calleja)

Slippery Fish wants Roar return

FORMER Brisbane Roar star Henrique wants to return to the three-time A-League champions.

The Brazilian-Australian, who left the Roar at the end of the 2015-16 season, has failed to settle since his departure from Queensland.

He has had stints at Negeri Sembilan (Malaysia), Adelaide United and Chiangrai United (Thailand).

Henrique also signed contracts with Gostaresh Foulad (Iran) and only last month with Jumpasri United (Thailand), but left before playing matches for them due to "money problems".

The 32-year-old attacking weapon, who was part of the Roar's three-title winning squads, is back in Brisbane and wants to stay.

He was a special guest of the club at the Roar's 2-1 loss to Melbourne City at Suncorp Stadium last Sunday night and has his heart set on playing for the club again.

"I want to move my family here and stay here now," Henrique said.

"I'm waiting for some offers … I'd rather stay here in Brisbane. "I've got big feelings (for the fans)."

Having acquired free agency status last month, Henrique would be eligible to join the Roar for the rest of the season despite the transfer window having closed.

However, the Roar aren't expected to add to their squad between now and the end of the season.

It seems Henrique's best chance of rejoining the Roar would be to sign for an NPL Queensland club, perform well and show he's worthy of an A-League contract for the 2018-19 season.

The Brazilian hasn’t settled since leaving Brisbane. (AAP Image/David Mariuz)
The Brazilian hasn’t settled since leaving Brisbane. (AAP Image/David Mariuz)

"I'm considering that," said Henrique, who hasn't played competitive football since June last year.

"I just need to train … I'm still young, I can do a lot of things still."

Henrique admitted he had a few regrets about his decision not to accept an offer from the Roar in 2016 to stay at the club.

"If I could change a little bit, I would change a few things, but it's all experience," he said.

"About the choice, the timing … maybe it wasn't the best time for me to leave."

Meanwhile, defender Jade North is in contention to return to Brisbane's line-up for Friday night's clash against Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park.

Roar coach John Aloisi is yet to decide who will replace the suspended Corey Brown at left back for the match.

With logical replacement Connor O'Toole still sidelined with a foot injury, Aloisi is mulling over the versatile trio of Daniel Bowles, Ivan Franjic and Dane Ingham.