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Ulises Davila may have produced his best performance in a Macarthur FC shirt, but Bulls manager Ante Milicic fears the Mexican ace could be literally expelled from the men’s A-League competition. Davila was sensational in Macarthur’s 4-1 win over Adelaide United at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday, playing a role in three of the Bulls’ goals as Milicic’s side secured a well-deserved first win of 2022. Domination The captain’s midfield and link-up play with England winger Craig Noone and Socceroos striker Apostolos Giannou would have delighted Milicic, as his side ended a five-game losing streak in style. What he didn’t like was the cynical approach opponents take towards the playmaker — something that happened regularly during Davila’s time at Wellington Phoenix where he was among the players worst in the league. “We lost Uli in the Central Coast game to injury. I understand he’s a great attacking player and the opposition target him, but he gets kicked too often,” Milicic told UEFA. ‘APA. “It’s part of the game, I understand, but all we’re asking for is a bit more protection. We’ve already lost him once this season to injury and that’s a shame because we bring these kind of players to our country and you can see now that he’s starting to be in a lot better shape, his timing is better, he’s starting to have a bit more connection now with Apo (Giannou) as well and with Nooney (Craig Noone).” is back to the form he showed at the start of the season. So we’re delighted to have him, but we have to make sure we keep him in the park for an extended period because we’re a better football team with our skipper on the park.” The Bulls have a short turnaround before facing Perth in Tasmania on Wednesday and will have to do without midfield builder Daniel De Silva who came out early in the second half against Adelaide with what could be a serious hamstring injury.Australian Associated Press



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