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Perth Glory defender Chris Coyne says the club's poor away form is something of a mystery, but one that needs solving sooner rather than later.

Perth Glory defender Chris Coyne says the club's poor away form is something of a mystery, but one that needs solving sooner rather than later.

However, the former Qantas Socceroo has knocked back suggestions from Mark Bosnich that the Glory lacked commitment during their 2-0 defeat by Newcastle last Saturday, their second consecutive away loss after the Mariners proved too good in a 2-1 result the week before.

"Bozza's an honest man but I'd like to question that because it's not fair to question the commitment," said Coyne before training on Tuesday.

"That's because this group of players work hard, train hard and we do everything properly, so that's not a point. I respect Bozza's views but I have to disagree with him on that."

And on the away form, Coyne typically didn't pull his punches.

"It's not good enough and there's no excuses because grass is green, the goalposts don't move and they're both for each team," he said.

"Especially with the Newcastle result, we stayed up there for a week so we can't put it down to flying."

"I know from experience it (the travel) does take it out of you."

"Maybe it's a mindset, maybe we need to go in there a bit more defensively and say, 'let's play on the break', (but) it's just not good enough, you can't give two goals in four minutes and expect to get anything away from home."

Perth Glory plays Sydney FC this Saturday in a match billed as the match of the round. The Glory, third on the ladder are undefeated at home this season while Sydney FC are just a point behind in 4th spot.

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PERTH GLORY V SYDNEY FC Saturday, November 12 nib Stadium Kick-off 7pm