Adelaide capable of making ALW charge, says skipper

Adelaide United captain Isabel Hodgson says the Reds can get their A-League Women's season back on track with a win against Brisbane.

Adelaide United's captain Isabel Hodgson can feel the frustration amid a stuttering A-League Women's campaign.

But she's adamant the Reds, who haven't won since last December, are still capable of making a charge in the last half of the season.

Hodgson's Adelaide host Brisbane on Saturday in a potentially season-shaping fixture - the Reds (13 points) hold fifth spot with the Roar (12 points) in sixth.

Adelaide haven't won in their past six outings, a stretch including five losses and a draw against Brisbane on January 15.

"In terms of our results, we feel the frustration of the fans and know we're not picking up the points we need to make a dent in this competition," Hodgson told Adelaide's website.

"I feel another win is around the corner and our luck will turn.

"And from there, we can make a serious run in this second half of the season."

The Reds slipped to a 1-0 loss to second-placed Melbourne City last Sunday, a game which was postponed for 45 minutes after Adelaide's Juande broke a leg in the preceding A-League Men's clash.

Adelaide's women, like their male teammates, were shocked at the severity of Juande's injury.

"The girls handled the situation quite well and we actually started our game against Melbourne City strong and switched on," Hodgson said.

"We have returned from the game with several positives, including the amount of possession we retained and our movement out of the back was improved."