Brisbane Roar are looking forward to returning to home soil as preparations ramp up ahead of Friday’s clash against Western Sydney Wanderers.
Despite not having a Hyundai A-League match over the weekend, the side have continued to work hard ahead of a first home game at Suncorp Stadium in a month on Friday night.
“We’ve had a good training week working on some constructive things and the boys have worked hard, we’re looking forward to the game this weekend and following on from a positive performance last time out,” Interim Head Coach Darren Davies said.
The Roar have played out a pair of 2-2 draws with the Wanderers this season, with two stoppage time goals earning a point at the death in front of a boisterous home crowd at Suncorp Stadium in their most recent clash.
The Roar have picked up two wins from their last three matches including a 2-1 home victory over defending premiers Sydney FC and a stunning 5-3 away victory in their last outing against Central Coast Mariners.
“The hard work that we’re doing on the pitch together with the effort, the character & the determination that the boys are showing – the hard work combined with those attributes has been really positive,” Davies continued.
“We’ve got seven games to go, it’s still the same messages, we’re going to try and win every game.”
Key defender Ruon Tongyik says the week off has allowed the side added time to recover from the Gosford clash and look ahead to a Friday’s test against Western Sydney.
“It was a perfect time for it, especially after the win against Central Coast. For us as a team we erase the games that have happened in the past and just look forward to the weekend,” Tongyik said.
“All the boys are excited, I think it will be a blockbuster game & it’ll be a good battle.”
Hyundai A-League 2018/19 – Round 21: Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Friday, 8 March (6:50pm KO QLD time)