Perth Glory striker Andy Keogh has declared he wants the team to finish the season as high as possible on the Hyundai A-League ladder and won’t be content on scraping through in sixth spot come finals time.
Glory stormed into the top-six after its 2-0 win over Newcastle Jets in front of more than 11-thousand fans on Monday night at home with Keogh opening the scoring to add to his five goal tally.
“We’re not happy with sixth, we want to keep looking up the table” he said.
“I said at the start when I re-signed there were 13 games to play with 39 points available. Now there are five games, we’ve got 15 points to play for. If we can get 15 points that will leave us right up there I think.”
Keogh has scored four goals in the past four matches and believes the team’s hot streak (6 wins out of last 7) is due to the team’s work ethic and trust.
“We’re in a great position to achieve something and I think with the group we have, I don’t think we’re going to let that slip. It’s what we’ve been aiming for since we felt we had a chance” he said.
The Mariners, who sit in tenth spot on the ladder, will head to Perth this weekend for the final clash between the two teams for the regular season.
Central Coast lost their Round 10 encounter last time they came to nib Stadium 2-1, after initially taking the lead.
“It’s ours to lose. We’ve put ourselves in a great position” said Perth winger Chris Harold.
“We’ve worked so hard to get where we are and we don’t want to throw it away with five games to go” he said.
He also warned the Mariners were not a group to be taken lightly.
“It will be tough; they have a sense of nothing to lose. Hopefully we can get another big crowd; it’s been great having lots of fans turning up”.
A win for Perth will be the team’s fourth straight win on home soil this season.
Kick-off is at 6.40pm and tickets can be purchased HERE.