Glory ready for Mariners challenge

Perth Glory young gun Scott Neville says the squad is refreshed and fired up for their clash against the Central Coast Mariners on Sunday at nib Stadium.

Perth Glory young gun Scott Neville says the squad is refreshed and fired up for their clash against the Central Coast Mariners on Sunday at nib Stadium.

Speaking before training, Neville said the bye weekend had been a good opportunity for the players to get their mental approach right for the Mariners game, after a very crowded schedule of matches.

"Last week was a really good chance to recap on where we are and really give the next eight or nine weeks a real go.

"We've had a couple of meetings about setting goals, play your positions and shape,” Neville said.

In a massive boost for the club, fellow central defender Jamie Harnwell trained fully and appears to have recovered from the calf injury which kept him out of the last three games.

Along with Harnwell and Neville, Josh Mitchell is tipped to return from a one-week ban to a Perth defence that has been badly hit by injuries and suspension this season.

Despite sitting second-last on the Hyundai A-League table, the club hasn't given up on making the play-offs this season, a hope that remains a possibility as the teams from fifth to ninth are struggling to produce consistent results.

"With the way we've played and the results that we got, we didn't expect to be still in the situation where we could make finals," said Neville.

"I think now that we've had a really good, hard look at ourselves we need to start picking up points to reach our goal of making the finals."

"Hopefully we can get into that last finals' spot and that's what we're all aiming towards, so that's where we'll hopefully take the ship."