Hungry at Home

Glory defender Andy Todd said Perth is poised to return to their best form as they defend home turf against a cross-border raid from rivals Adelaide United.

Glory defender Andy Todd said Perth is poised to return to their best form as they defend home turf against a cross-border raid from rivals Adelaide United.

Perth is unbeaten at ME Bank Stadium this season however their past two outings have seen them share the points, a situation Todd said the players are determined to rectify by taking all on offer this week.

“You look to your home games and try and win them. We're disappointed with how we played last weekend and have a good chance to put it right on Friday night,” Todd said.

The former English Premier League defender has been one of the standout recruits for Perth this season, playing every match and forming a solid partnership alongside Socceroo Chris Coyne in the heart of Glory-s defence.

Todd-s first outing for the club came against Adelaide at Hindmarsh Stadium, the South Australian-s narrowly notching the win in that encounter, and expects another tight tussle on Friday night.

“Adelaide is a very well organised team, they're very difficult to beat and if they get their noses in front they'll be hard to peg back,” said Todd.

“It's going to be a tough game, they-ve been together a long time, they made the finals last year and they know what it's all about but we're at home and we've got to take the game them.”

Todd said the players were acutely aware of the need to reward the Glory faithful with winning football and looked forward to seeing another big crowd after an impressive 12,872 fans were on hand at ME Bank Stadium last weekend.

"We haven-t played our best football in the past few weeks but I know that come Friday night we'll put it right.

"The onus is on us. We're at home and we're looking to get three points."

Another perfect Perth day is forecast for the big match and Todd said he was enjoying the warmer weather after being greeted with unseasonably cool conditions on his arrival in Western Australia.

“I was ready to go home a couple of weeks ago,” he laughed. “But it has turned nicely now.”