Hingert: Roar belief building ahead of Adelaide test

Brisbane Roar fullback, Jack Hingert says belief is building amongst his side ahead of Sunday’s Isuzu UTE A-League clash against Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium.

Roar aim to increase a three-match unbeaten run in a match that pits fourth against fifth at Coopers Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

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Adelaide United, who suffered a 4-3 defeat in a seven-goal thriller at the hands of Macarthur on Monday evening start the weekend a point shy of Roar on the A-League ladder.

Roar come into Sunday’s clash off the back of a 2-2 draw against the then league leaders, Western Sydney Wanderers with Nikola Mileusnic and Jack Hingert on target for Roar.

Hingert, who underwent minor knee surgery following an injury suffered against Macarthur in Round One marked his return to starting eleven with a goal against Western Sydney Wanderers last weekend.

“It’s not very often that I get onto the scoresheet so obviously that’s enjoyable for me, but for me after having the surgery and missing a few games I was just happy to be back out there with the team,” Hingert said

“The goal was a little bonus but I think the more important thing for me would’ve been if we got the three points.

“We definitely feel like we should’ve won last week and we’re disappointed to only get the draw.

“I said after the game, it kind of shows where we’re at, coming away with a draw against top of the league at the time and we’re disappointed.

“We’re really enjoying the brand of football we’re playing at the moment with Ross (Aloisi) and again it was a really positive performance last week, we definitely deserved to take the win against the Wanderers, so obviously that gives us confidence going into this week as well.”

Roar start the weekend three points adrift of league leaders, Wellington and will expect a stern test against United, who are the only side to have bettered the Roar’s return of 12 goals so far this season.

“It’s always hard going down to Adelaide, they’re a good team, they’ve got some really dangerous players, especially on the counter,” Hingert said.

“I think we’ve just got to make sure we’re ready for the counter attack and ready for their fast breaks.

“The way that we think about football and play football now is we really focus on ourselves.

“You obviously have to be aware about the opposition but I think one of the things that Ross has really instilled in us now is to focus on ourselves and really back ourselves.”

Sunday’s match kicks off at 2pm AEST at Coopers Stadium and will be broadcast live on Paramount+ and 10 Bold.

Isuzu UTE A-League Men 2023/24 – Round 7: Adelaide United v Brisbane Roar
Coopers Stadium, Adelaide
Sunday, 10 December (2pm KO AEST)