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Perth Glory coach Dave Mitchell has challenged his players to take the positive momentum built at home onto the road as they prepare for a vital clash with Queensland Roar at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.

Perth Glory coach Dave Mitchell has challenged his players to take the positive momentum built at home onto the road as they prepare for a vital clash with Queensland Roar at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.

While Perth has yet to secure a point away from Members Equity Stadium this season, Queensland too will be hoping for a change in fortune after failing to register a win at their home ground in 2008/09.

“We have to win some games on the road if we-re to get to where we want this season,” said Mitchell.

“We-ve shown we have got the quality to win matches and with Queensland not having won on their home turf yet it-ll be a situation where both teams desperately want the three points and make for an interesting contest.

“Our boys are shaping up really well and they-re up for the challenge,” Mitchell said.

The Glory will again have to make do without playmaker Amaral who hasn-t been risked as he recovers from a knee strain but the side has been bolstered with the inclusion of defender David Tarka and former Celtic midfielder Marc Anthony who has joined Perth on a short term injury replacement contract.

Queensland-s inspirational skipper Craig Moore has been ruled out however a host of young internationals return for the Roar.

Perth-s last visit to Suncorp ended in a thrilling 3-3 draw last season with Jamie Coyne scoring the equaliser in the third minute of added time.

“Our record away from home is probably a reflection of some inconsistency in the early stages of this season however we-ve found that consistency now and we don-t have any fear going into opposition territory,” Coyne said.

“They-ve got a strong line-up and will no doubt want to get rid of the hoodoo they have at Suncorp but we-ll be going out to make sure the monkey on their back becomes a gorilla,” added Coyne.

HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE RD12

Queensland Roar v Perth Glory Sunday 23 November at Suncorp Stadium Kick-off 4.00pm (AWDT)

Referee: Peter Green

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Perth Glory Squad: 30.Tando VELAPHI (gk), 1.Jason PETKOVIC (gk), 2.Nikolai TOPOR-STANLEY, 3.David TARKA, 4.Jamie COYNE (c), 5.Jamie HARNWELL, 6.Dino DJULBIC, 7.Nick RIZZO, 9.Adrian TRINIDAD, 11.Scott BULLOCH, 13.Nikita RUKAVYTSYA, 14.Eugene DADI, 16.Adriano PELLEGRINO, 17.James DOWNEY, 19.Naum SEKULOVSKI, 22.Wayne SRHOJ, 25.Marc ANTHONY. * two to be omitted.

In: 1.Jason PETKOVIC (promoted), 3.David TARKA (return from injury), 25.Marc ANTHONY (promoted - injury replacement player). Out: 20.Frank JURIC (omitted). Unavailable: Josip MAGDIC (ankle - season), James ROBINSON (abdomen - 6 weeks), Hayden FOXE (leg - 3 weeks), AMARAL (knee - 1 week).

Queensland Roar Squad: 1.Liam REDDY (gk), 2.Andrew PACKER , 3.Luke DEVERE, 5.Josh McCLOUGHAN, 6.David DODD, 7.Michael ZULLO, 8.Massimo MURDOCCA, 9.Sergio VAN DIJK, 10.Charlie MILLER, 12.Tahj MINNIECON, 13.Chris GROSSMAN, 15.Matthew McKAY, 16.Hyuk-Su SEO, 17.Mitch NICHOLS, 18.Danny TIATTO, 20.Griffin McMASTER (gk), 23.Tim SMITS, 24.Matt MUNDY, 25.Adam SAROTA. *four to be omitted.

In: 3. Luke DEVERE (return from international duty), 12. Tahj MINNIECON (return from international duty), 13. Chris GROSSMAN (promoted), 16. Hyuk-Su SEO (return from injury), 17. Mitch NICHOLS (return from international duty). Out: 4. Craig MOORE (surgery). Unavailable: 22. Robbie KRUSE (hamstring injury), 11. REINALDO (groin injury).