Smith: We can get the job done

Head Coach Alex Smith is pleased to finally see his side’s hard work paying off after a 3-1 win over Western Sydney last weekend. Although some strong results, Smith believes there is still work to be done as his squad look for a big three points at home this Saturday.

“It was very pleasing for us, a great result away from home against a team that was in red-hot form. I thought we got what we deserved out of the game, these things take time and starting to see some of the results come through in the last three/four games so that’s pleasing from a coaching standpoint,” Smith said.

“Still, plenty of work to do and looking forward to giving Victory a run for their money this weekend,” he added.

Smith has prepared his squad well for their match against an eighth-placed Victor and has full belief they can secure the three points with home support behind them. 

“They’ve got a lot of really good quality players; I think their team has changed a bit since round 1 as well. Jeff is an experienced man; he’s been in the league a long time. A lot of quality players across the pitch but very confident in our girls as a team that we can get the job done on Saturday.”

“It’s a bit of an anomaly for me to be at home, I think we’re in a stretch of eight of eleven away from home. For us, we need to take advantage of every home game we do get.”

“It’s fantastic playing at Perry, it’s a great venue. The fans are right on top of you, they’re cheering for you and supporting you every step of the way so really looking forward to Saturday.”

Smith acknowledged the squad’s determination and resilience so far this season as the Roar continue their pursuit for a spot in the top six. 

“I think they started the season quite well obviously and then the coaching change happened. It’s a strong group in terms of they want to achieve a lot of things in the game and now I think now they can start to see the results come through the style and the way we’ve been playing. And with the table this year, I think there’s ten points between tenth and second so a couple more wins and we’re well in contention for finals.”


Liberty A-League Women 2023/24 – Round 15: Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory

Perry Park, Brisbane

Saturday, 3 February (5:00pm AEST KO)