Adelaide United is set to regain the services of Ben Halloran after the former Socceroos winger’s troubled stint in South Korea.

Halloran left the Reds in January after signing two-year deal with FC Seoul.

However, the contract was terminated last month, with the 30-year-old Queenslander having made only two appearances for the K-League club.

It’s understood Halloran has agreed to terms with the Reds, who are poised to announce the return of the attacking weapon.

“We’ve had some negotiations with Ben and they’re progressing very well,” Adelaide coach Carl Veart said on Friday.

“Hopefully we can get something sorted in the next week or so.

“He’s a great guy, he works extremely hard and he suits the style of football that I want to play.”

Before the arrival of Halloran, the Reds have an Australia Cup round-of-32 date with the Newcastle Jets at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday night.

“The whole playing group has worked extremely hard in these first three weeks (of the pre-season) and they’re just looking forward to getting a game under their belt,” Veart said.

“We’ve got our style that we’ve played over the last couple of years and we’ll keep playing that same way.

“We’re very happy with the way the squad is developing at the moment.”

Off-season signings Ben Warland and Harry Van Der Saag, who both came to the club from Sydney FC, are both expected to feature on Saturday.

Newcastle’s team been bolstered by the acquisition of Reno Piscopo, Brandon O’Neill and Trent Buhagiar.

In Saturday night’s other Australia Cup round-of-32 clash, Daniel Arzani is set to make his competitive debut for the Dwight Yorke-coached Macarthur FC, who travel to Mackay to meet Magpies Crusaders.

The Cup round-of-32 continues on Sunday when Sydney FC meet the Central Coast Mariners at Leichhardt Oval.

It’s the start of a fresh era for the Sydneysiders, who have parted ways with 15 players – including star playmaker Milos Ninkovic – since the end of last season.

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