McCormick: Roar determined for finals football

Brisbane Roar defender Jenna McCormick said that despite ladder positioning, the squad continue their pursuit for finals football and are determined to put together a run of positive results in the coming games. 

McCormick highlighted the importance of maintaining players’ mentality at an elite standard to achieve team success. 

“We’ve faced a number of adversities this year, it’s all about going back to the training track and starting again each week and just making sure our mentality is where it needs to be; behaviour is at an elite standard and hopefully in turn that will bring us results,” she said. 

“We’ve had an up-and-down season, but we know that we’re capable of beating anyone this year. We believe that we shouldn’t be where we are on the table. We have the belief, and we have the talent and it’s all just got to fall together and that starts with mentality.”

“The group is doing well individually getting better with their mentality to, in turn, get the group mentality to be at an elite standard.”

Last weekend at Perry Park, a post-match presentation was held in front of home fans to celebrate Tameka Yallop’s 150-game milestone, and McCormick commended her successful career.

“Meeks is a phenomenal athlete, her track record does not need to be spoken about, we all know how much she has achieved and to achieve 150 games in the league. Apart from this year and last year, it’s a 12-game season, it’s an incredible feat to get there, you do the math on that, it’s taken a long time,” McCormick said. 

“It’s a huge effort and we’ll start to see more centuries, 150’s, 200’s in this league as the years go on and the seasons become longer.”

The 29-year-old has full belief in her team, even when it comes to taking on opposition that are top of the ladder including Western United this Sunday.  

“We know we can kick it with the best, we know we’re good enough. Top six is definitely in our minds and finals football, anything can happen from there. Our goal is absolutely getting those goals and grinding them out and finishing in the top six.”

“Last time we played them it was a close game, it was Alex’s first game in charge, I’m expecting another tough contest. We’ve just got to clean up a little bit with our set pieces, we’ve conceded a few goals so just tidy up in those areas and continue to be calm on the ball, play our mini games and just communicate with each other and hopefully we’ll get a result.”

“No doubt going away to Melbourne, we can absolutely fight out a result, as I said top six is our mentality so that’s how we’re going into this game.”


Liberty A-League Women 2023/24 – Round 16: Western United v Brisbane Roar

City Vista Recreation Reserve, Melbourne

Sunday, 11 February (4pm KO AEST)