Brisbane out for three points in final Isuzu UTE A-League fixture 

Brisbane Roar will look to finish their Isuzu UTE A-League season on a high this Saturday against Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park.  

The Roar have won three of their last seven Isuzu UTE A-League games against the Victory in Victoria, including their most recent 1-0 win.  

They will be looking to win back-to-back games against Melbourne Victory in Victoria for the first time.   

Their previous meeting saw the match remain scoreless until the 73rd minute when Jay O’Shea found the back of the net to give the Roar the three points in a 1-0 win.  

O’Shea sliced through Melbourne’s defence and cut the ball back into open space with the ball going over Victory goalkeeper Matt Acton off a deflection.   

Interim Head Coach Nick Green is looking for his squad to bounce back after Monday’s loss to Sydney FC as they aim to finish the season on a high.  

“The atmosphere was really good on Monday, it was great to see so many come out and support the lads. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get the result that we wanted,” Green said.  

“The vibe has been positive for the last seven/eight weeks, and I think it’s important that it stays positive, and we finish the season stronger this weekend.” 

Although it has been a tough season for the club, Green believes there are plenty of positives to take away and hopes the squad can set themselves up for a good season next year.  

“For us coming in, it’s never easy. It’s been a tough season, but sometimes that can help push players on through their careers having had that resilience and those setbacks on and off the field to go and kick on for a good season next year,” he said.  

Looking forward to Saturday night’s clash against Melbourne Victory, Green looks to bring home three points to finish the season strong.  

“Melbourne have had a tough season from their own standards as well, so they’ll be looking to do the same and finish on a high.” 

“We’ve looked at a few different tweaks on Monday to try and take to the game and come away with a positive result.” 

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Ins and Outs:

  1. Macklin Freke, 2. Scott Neville, 3. Jordan Courtney-Perkins, 5. Thomas Aldred, 7. Rahmat Akbari, 10. Nikola Mileusnic, 11. Jez Lofthouse, 12. Taras Gomulka, 13. Henry Hore, 15. Noah Smith, 16. Josh Brindell-South, 17. Carlo Armiento, 19. Jack Hingert, 21. Marcel Canadi, 22. Stefan Scepovic, 23. Jordan Holmes, 26. James O’Shea, 27. Kai Trewin, 28. Joseph Knowles, 35. Louis Zabala.


OUT: 14. Robbie Kruse (Injured)