Brisbane ready for Perth clash at home 

Brisbane Roar will face Perth Glory this Sunday at Kayo Stadium for the Pride Celebration Round in a bid to turn their season around and bounce back from a poor run of results under new Interim Head Coach Nick Green.  

The Pride Celebration round will take place this weekend with the inclusion of a Guard of Honour, rainbow corner flags and captain Tom Aldred wearing a rainbow-coloured armband in light of the occasion.  

Following the Legends Match in commemoration of the two fallen police officers Constable Matthew Arnold and Constable Rachel McCrow, Brisbane Roar will host the Perth Glory showdown.   

Brisbane currently sits in 11th place whilst Perth are in ninth place, making the three points up for a strong contest this Sunday.  

Jay O’Shea has been directly involved in three goals in his last two matches against Perth Glory, scoring one goal and making two assists in that stretch, and he will be looking to maintain this form against them once again.  

It was a thrilling contest the last time these two teams met, with the Glory just taking the victory with the match ending 2-1 on January 10 earlier this year.  

Perth made their mark first by scoring in the 34th minute off a cross by Luke Ivanovic for Darryl Lachman to find a touch and chip the ball into the back of the net.  

After the break, Brisbane found a goal off a Carlo Armiento free kick in the 56th minute which placed the ball into the goal area for Connor Chapman to get a touch with his chest for the equaliser.  

Moments later, Mustafa Amini found the deflection off a cross to take a strong strike on goal forcing the Roar’s Scott Neville to give away an own goal through his legs to allow Glory to take away the three points. 

Brisbane Roar have won eight of their last 12 Isuzu UTE A-League matches against Perth Glory in Queensland including their last two so are hoping to have the upper hand in front of a home crowd. 

Nick Green is focused on his squad and flourishing as a group ahead of the Perth Glory clash as he tries to lead the Roar to their first win since 1-0 to Melbourne Victory on January 6.  

“We already have a good idea about what Perth are going to bring to the table but also that they’ve got areas we can really hurt. We feel like we can cause a little bit of damage,” Green said. 

Green is keeping an optimistic mindset as he takes on the new role and is addressing areas in need of improvement to ensure the Roar put on their best performance this Sunday. 

Catch the action at 4:00pm AEST on Paramount +.