Glory out for Victory
Perth Glory captain Jacob Burns says his team will be looking to extend their unbeaten record at home and continue their excellent form against Melbourne Victory in an all important clash this Sunday at ME Bank Stadium.
Perth Glory captain Jacob Burns says his team will be looking to extend their unbeaten record at home and continue their excellent form against Melbourne Victory in an all important clash this Sunday at ME Bank Stadium. Perth has won their last four games against the Vics at home, most recently a 2-1 victory in round four. While Melbourne have been one of the Hyundai A-League-s dominant sides the Glory have the wood over their fancied opponents having won five of their 13 clashes and drawing four.
Burns says that while Perth-s impressive record against Melbourne is encouraging, the players won-t be banking on past results to get them over the line.
“Everyone keeps saying that we-re good against Melbourne and in the past we-ve done this and we-ve done that but this is a crucial clash and we can-t take anything for granted,” Burns said.
“We-ll take a positive attitude into the game and are looking forward to taking on Melbourne however past results means little, they-re a great side and we need to be on our toes.”
Despite two narrow losses away from home Burns is confident Perth will reap the rewards that their efforts deserve, the club-s recent results on the road not a true reflection of their performances.
Perth remains in fourth position and in touch with competition leaders after several results in other games fell their way on the weekend, but Burns says the club needs to take their destiny into their own hands.
“We-ve been very fortunate with some of the results that have gone our way so it-s kept us there, but we can-t keep slipping up and relying on other results.
“We need to look at our own game, tighten up the areas that we need to and really put on a good performance to keep us up there,” Burns said.
As a menacing Melbourne side returns to Perth for the second time this season, Burns says Glory will be focussing on their game to get the job done.
“We are going to go all guns blazing and turn them over and hopefully continue the run onto Wellington after that.”