Glory v Wellington: The reaction

Another home loss and another game without a goal has left Perth Glory interim head coach Ian Ferguson frustrated by his sides failure to takes their chances. Here is the reaction following the 1-nil loss to Wellington Phoenix at nib Stadium.

Another home loss and another game without a goal has left Perth Glory interim head coach Ian Ferguson frustrated by his sides failure to takes their chances. Here is the reaction following the 1-nil loss to Wellington Phoenix at nib Stadium.

Perth Glory interim Head Coach Ian Ferguson:

“It was a fantastic strike and there-s no much you can do about that.

“But I thought we rebounded back well and created some chances, particularly the one where Michael (Baird) went straight through, but the goalkeeper saved.

“I thought the boys defended well, but we just couldn-t put the ball in the back of the net. There wasn-t much else in the game.”

The red card to captain Jacob Burns

“He-s probably the one who tries to drive us on, obviously being the captain and leading by example.

“I don-t think it will change him. He-s a player who gives you everything, he wears his heart on his sleeve and he-s fairly committed to his challenges.

“The referee sees things differently, but from we-re I was I didn-t think there was too much in (the second booking).

“I don-t think it warranted a yellow card. It might have been that Jacob had one or two challenges before that and the referee had seen enough and had enough.”

Adelaide on Wednesday night

“To try and back up three games in quick succession can be quite a bit for the young kids so we may have to re-jig again and bring in some experience.

Perth Glory defender Jamie Harnwell:

“We dominated, but we just can-t seem to score at the moment.

“When one goes in we-ll get a bag-full, but until that one does go in it puts us under a lot of pressure each week. We-re still creating chances and you can take (plenty of) positives out of that.

“We just switch off for that split second and we nearly gave away another one or two in the first half from our own doing.

“If we want to be a good team, we can-t afford to do that. We didn-t do that in the first five games and for some reason we-re doing it now.

“We-ve just got to get back to safety first by letting things bounce, be first to the ball and worry about playing the football a little bit later.”