Defender Corey Brown has an extra spring in his step this week at training with the Queenslander itching to play his second-game back at Suncorp after returning to the club in January.
The 26-year-old Queenslander returned to his hometown Club during January & has been an integral part of Robbie Fowler’s defence throughout recent weeks.
Brown is in contention for Saturday’s clash against the Reds at Suncorp Stadium, which would be his second appearance at the venue since returning for his second stint at the Club.
“Obviously I’m a Brisbane boy – it’s my home city. I’m loving everything about being back,” Brown said.
“I’ve got a few games under my belt and I’m getting used to playing alongside these boys.
“I’m really looking forward to being back at Suncorp [Stadium] on Saturday night in front of our great fans.”
The Roar are coming off the back of a first defeat of 2020, despite a whole-team performance against ladder leaders Sydney FC on the road last week.
Brown conceded that the Roar were unfortunate to return empty handed, but the defender is taking plenty of positives from the clash.
“We were pretty unlucky to concede in Sydney, but that’s football.
“As a defensive unit I think we’re doing pretty well and we’re creating chances going forward.
“I’m happy to do my bit for the team, and I’m working well with the players around me so it can only get better from here.
“The boys have been really welcoming. It’s a little bit of a new position for me, but I do love to get forward and playing where I am allows me to do that.
“It’s good to get forward and get balls in the box for the boys up front. I’m really enjoying my role in the side and hopefully I can keep bring that same intensity to the team.”
Saturday’s clash is shaping as a genuine ‘six-pointer’ with the Reds holding a narrow advantage over Brisbane in the race for a top six berth.
The Roar sit two points outside the finals placing with just over a third of the campaign remaining.
“Adelaide is obviously a team we are fairly lose to and if we can take points against them it obviously brings us closer to that top six,” Brown added.
“Ultimately, that’s our first goal, making the six. We don’t want to stop there though; we want to keep winning and making our way up the table.
“Every week is the next important game, hopefully we can get the win and keep moving up.”
Hyundai A-League 2019/20: Round 18 – Brisbane Roar v Adelaide United
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday, 8 February (6:30pm KO)