Glory girls bouncing back

The Perth Glory Women’s team are determined to regain some pride and prove last weekends loss was a minor blip on the radar as they clash with Central Coast at Clipsal Stadium on Saturday.

The Perth Glory Women-s team are determined to regain some pride and prove last weekends loss was a minor blip on the radar as they clash with Central Coast at Clipsal Stadium on Saturday.

Coming off a 6-0 spanking from reigning Westfield W-League champions Brisbane Roar, the Glory girls are seeking redemption and will be looking to get back on the right side of ledger in front of their home supporters.

“It-s about getting back on track, it was obviously a very disappointing result last weekend and we are looking for a positive reaction from the team against the Mariners on Saturday” said Glory coach John Gibson.

“We need to get back to basics, do the things that have worked well for us in the past. If we do the one percenters we can compete and have a chance at success.

“The players have been switched on at training, we have worked on a few things for the weekend and have looked fairly sharp, so we are hopeful of a much improved showing.”

The Glory-s 18 player squad has been hit hard with injury and suspension in recent weeks, and whilst Gibson will have the luxury or recalling Matildas striker Lisa De Vanna in to the squad, fellow Matilda Collette McCallum will be sidelined for up to six weeks with an ankle injury.

“Collette had a nasty incident against Brisbane, she won a tackle and went over on the ankle. She has had some scans and we are waiting to find out how long she will be out for, but it looks like three to six weeks at this stage.”

“You can-t replace lost quality like that but we do the best we can to give another girl the opportunity to step up and show us what they can offer against another of the country-s best teams” said Gibson.

“I will finalise the squad at our final training session (Friday) and see what we can come up with to surprise the opposition and get the three points.”

Westfield W-League - Rd 6

Perth Glory v Central Coast Mariners Saturday, 7 November 2009 at Clipsal Stadium, Inglewood

Local kick-off: 3.00pm (6.00pm AEDT) Referee: Lee Corey

Tickets are available on the gate for $5 adults, $2 concessions. Gates open 2.00pm.

Perth Glory squad: 1. Emma WIRKUS (gk), 3. Carys HAWKINS, 5. Shannon MAY, 6. Ella MASTRANTONIO, 7. Elissia CANHAM, 8. Tanya OXTOBY (C), 9. Dani CALAUTTI, 10. Ciara CONWAY, 11. Lisa DE VANNA, 13. Elisa D-OVIDIO, 15. Alex SINGER, 16. Sadie LAWRENCE, 17. Marianna TABAIN, 18. Ellis GLANFIELD, 19. Katarina JUKIC, 20. Zoe PALANDRI (gk), 21. Jaymee GIBBONS *two to be omitted*

In: Lisa DE VANNA (return from suspension) Out: Collette McCALLUM (injured - test) Unavailable: Sam KERR (national duty)

Central Coast Mariners squad: 1. Jillian LOYDEN (gk), 2. Caitlin COOPER, 3. Lyndsay GLOHE, 4. Rachael DOYLE, 5. Jessica SEAMAN, 7. Teresa POLIAS, 8. Kelly GOLEBIOWSKI, 9. Renee ROLLASON, 10. Kendall FLETCHER, 11. Michelle HEYMAN, 12. Samantha SPACKMAN, 13. Tudy CAMILLERI, 14. Ashleigh CONNOR, 15. Elizabeth O'REILLY, 16. Jenna KINGSLEY, 17. Britt SIMMONS, 19. Lydia VANDENBERGH, 20. Rachel COOPER (gk) *three to be omitted*

In: Jessica SEAMAN (promoted), Teresa POLIAS (promoted), Elizabeth O'REILLY (promoted) Out: Nil Unavailable: Nil