Roar ready for Wanderers


Brisbane Roar Head Coach Rado Vidosic knows from experience not to underestimate the Hyundai A-League’s newest team Western Sydney Wanderers.

Brisbane Roar Head Coach Rado Vidosic knows from experience not to underestimate the Hyundai A-League-s newest team Western Sydney Wanderers.

Ahead of tomorrow-s round ten fixture against the Wanderers at Parramatta Stadium, Vidosic recollected the last time these two sides met.

Back in the last weekend of October, Tony Popovic-s men took the three points after scoring their first ever goal in the competition, holding on to secure a 1-0 win at Suncorp Stadium.

“What we learned was that they-re no pushovers,” Vidosic said.

“They-ve got a plan, they stick to their plan and if you have an off day, they punish you.”

The two teams are currently on the same number of points on the Hyundai A-League ladder (10), with an identical record of three wins, one draw and five losses.

The key point of difference between the two sides is the goal scoring tally, Brisbane scoring 13 goals so far this season and the Wanderers finding the back of the net on just five occasions.

With Thomas Broich able to play after his red card against Newcastle Jets was rescinded by the Match Review Panel, Vidosic is likely to stick with the same starting eleven that did the job last Saturday.

“We just need to make sure that we don-t have too many turnovers like we did last time, we need to deal with their pressure much better than then,” Vidosic said.

“Hopefully our attacking flair will provide us with some good opportunities to score some goals.”

Captain Matt Smith and defender Ivan Franjic are both still away with Qantas Socceroos and won-t be back in Australia until next week-s match away to Melbourne Victory.

Sunday, 2 December 2012
Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar
Parramatta Stadium
Kick off: 5:00 PM local time, 4:00PM Brisbane time
Referee: Alan Milliner

Live and exclusive broadcast on FOX Sports 1HD and Sky Sport 1.
ABC Radio Coverage – Grandstand Digital Sydney and Online.

Western Sydney Wanderers:1. Ante Covic (gk), 2. Shannon Cole, 3. Adam D-apuzzo, 4. Nikolai Topor-Stanley, 5. Michael Beauchamp (c), 6. Jerome Polenz, 7. Labinot Haliti, 8. Mateo Poljak, 9. Dino Kresinger, 11. Tarek Elrich, 12. Tahj Minniecon, 13. Joey Gibbs, 14. Kwabena Appiah-Kubi, 15. Reece Caira, 17. Youssouf Hersi, 18. Iacopo La Rocca, 19. Mark Bridge, 20. Jerrad Tyson (GK), 21. Shinji Ono, 23. Jason Trifiro *five to be omitted*

Ins: Nil

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 10. Aaron Mooy (International duty – Qantas Socceroos)

Brisbane Roar: 1. Michael Theo (gk). Shane Stefanutto (c), 4. Matt Jurman, 6. Erik Paartalu, 7. Besart Berisha, 8. Massimo Murdocca, 10. Henrique, 11. Ben Halloran, 13. Yuji Takahashi, 15. James Donachie, 16. Do Dong-Hyun, 17. Mitch Nichols, 19. Jack Hingert, 20. Matt Acton (GK), 21. James Meyer, 22. Thomas Broich, 24. Nick Fitzgerald. *two to be omitted*

Ins: 17. Mitch Nichols (promoted), 24. Nick Fitzgerald (promoted)

Outs: Nil

Unavailable: 2.Matt Smith (International duty – Qantas Socceroos), 5.Ivan Franjic (International duty – Qantas Socceroos)