Aloisi relishing Wanderers Challenge

Brisbane Roar Head Coach, Ross Aloisi says his side are relishing the challenge of facing Western Sydney Wanderers in Round 6 Isuzu UTE A-League action at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

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Roar start the weekend in fourth position on the ladder and can go at least temporarily top with a win over the league leading Wanderers who they trail by a solitary point.

Aloisi’s side are looking to build on their 100{0e9d9e5f8ab8f5ee98de7b96e5025abc03cdeec159ea0768a5c635a5f5e5f174} home record having won both of their matches at Suncorp so far this season with victories over Sydney FC and Perth Glory.

“It’s still early and we’re still looking to improve on our own performances as a team but also their individual performances as well and players in general to improve, so it’s exciting,” Aloisi said.

“I really believe it’s exciting and I believe that the fans like watching the football that we’re playing, it’s different, it’s very attacking and let’s hope that there’s a big crowd out there especially in the Den tomorrow night to help us get the win.”

Roar have already met the Wanderers once this season, running out 4-2 winners in a thrilling Australia Cup Quarter Final tie thanks to goals from Carlo Armiento, Thomas Waddingham, Joe Caletti and Henry Hore at Perry Park in September.

Aloisi said his side wouldn’t take a backward step when they face the Wanderers on Friday night.

“The players that they have in their team, you know they’re one of the top four clubs in the country with an amazing player roster, so they’re always going to be tough.

“They’ve got that that fighting mentality as well and they play good football, every game is tough and it’s West Sydney, an exciting challenge for the playing group.

“It’s always going to be difficult against a team that defends so well but in saying that haven’t travelled too much either.

“I think they stayed in New South Wales most of the time, but look it always matters what we do and the football that we try and play.

“Making sure that we’ve got good forward movement, retain possession in and around their penalty area, try to break them down and create those chances but yeah like you said they are a very tough team to break down.

Isuzu-UTE A-League Men 2023-24 – Round 6: Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers
Suncorp Stadium, Milton
Friday, 1 December (6:45pm KO)