TOOWOOMBA footballer Daniel Bowles can look forward to a promising 2013 after regaining his place in the Adelaide United side.
Bowles made a good start to the A-League season with his new club in the opening month of the season before a groin injury sustained in early November kept him out of the Reds line-up for nearly two months.
But the festive period has proved encouraging for Bowles (pictured) personally as he returned to the field on Boxing Day in Adelaide's loss to his former club Brisbane.
Bowles again started in Adelaide's 3-0 win over Sydney at Hindmarsh Stadium on New Year's Eve in a sign that the defender has regained his place back in coach John Kosmina's starting XI.
Monday night's win was Adelaide's first in three matches and kept the Reds in second on the A-League ladder, two points behind leaders Central Coast, who also won on New Year's Eve.
Adelaide now faces the Jets in Newcastle on Saturday.