A glorious run

After notching three wins on the trot at home Perth Glory will be going all out to extend their winning run when they tackle Newcastle at Members Equity Stadium on Sunday.

After notching three wins on the trot at home Perth Glory will be going all out to extend their winning run when they tackle Newcastle at Members Equity Stadium on Sunday.

The last time the two sides met in the west it was a heart stopping 3-3 draw and Coach Dave Mitchell expects fans will see plenty more goal mouth action this weekend.

Mitchell has also flagged the possibility of a number of changes to his side that won 2-0 against Wellington last Sunday. Dino Djulbic will miss with an ankle strain while a number of tactical moves are being considered.

“Our home form has been very good and we want to continue that,” Mitchell said.

“There will be a few changes this week, some are forced and some will be tactical. We have a great feeling around the club and everyone wants to be part of that.

“We-ll be going all out to win the match and I have the utmost confidence that each and every player will be busting a gut to keep our form on the up.

“It has been great to reward our loyal supporters who have got behind the team and I hope they-re with us again this week in what I think will be a great game to be a part of,” Mitchell said.

Defender Hayden Foxe will be monitored closely as he works to overcome hamstring soreness that kept him sidelined last week.

With Perth and Newcastle locked together just outside the top half of the ladder it will no doubt be a tightly fought contest with the three points having added significance for the winner.

“Let-s not forget they-re the reigning Hyundai A-League Champions. They-ve had some movement in their squad and brought in some excellent young players and as a team they-re showing signs of finding their feet so it-ll be a difficult game,” Mitchell said.

“It-s a big game for both clubs, a win will take us above them and that-s the direction we want to be heading.”

Perth Glory-s Youth Team will play before the main match with the young stars kicking off at 2.15pm.


Perth Glory v Newcastle Jets Sunday 9 November, Members Equity Stadium Local kick off 5.00pm (7.00pm AEDT)

Referee. Matthew Breeze

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Perth Glory Squad: 30.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 1.Jason PETKOVIC (gk), 2.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 4.Jamie COYNE (c), 5.Jamie HARNWELL, 7.Nick RIZZO, 9.Adrian TRINIDAD, 10.AMARAL, 11.Scott BULLOCH, 13.Nikita RUKAVYTSYA, 14.Eugene DADI, 16.Adriano PELLEGRINO, 17.James DOWNEY, 18.Hayden FOXE, 19.Naum SEKULOVSKI, 22.Wayne SRHOJ. * one to be omitted.

In. 11.Scott BULLOCH (promoted), 18.Hayden FOXE (return from injury). Out. 6.Dino DJULBIC (ankle - 2 weeks). Unavailable. Josip MAGDIC (ankle - season), James ROBINSON (abdomen - 6 weeks), David TARKA (quad - 2 weeks).

Newcastle Jets Squad. 1. Ante COVIC (gk), 2. Adam GRIFFITHS, 3. Jade NORTH (c), 6. Jesper HAKANSSON, 7. Kaz PATAFTA, 8. Matt THOMPSON, 9. Joel GRIFFITHS, 10. Jin-Hyung SONG, 11. Tarek ELRICH, 12. Jobe WHEELHOUSE, 13. Adam D-APUZZO, 14. Shaun ONTONG, 17. Antun KOVACIC, 20. Ben KENNEDY (gk), 25. Daniel PIORKOWSKI, 26. Mark MILLIGAN. *one to be omitted.

In. 14. Shaun Ontong (returns from injury), 17. Antun Kovacic (promoted). Out. 23. Edmundo Zura (contract mutually terminated). Unavailable. 5. James Holland (Qantas Young Socceroos duties), 15. Jason Hoffman (knee - season), 16. Ben Kantarovski (Qantas Young Socceroos duties), 18. Noel Spencer (ankle - indefinite),19. Jason Naidovski (Qantas Young Socceroos duties).

* Head-to-head. All matches (played 10): Perth Glory wins 5, Newcastle Jets wins 2 (3 draws). In Perth (played 5): Perth Glory wins 1, Newcastle Jets wins 1 (3 draws).