Table toppers Perth Glory FC will travel to Adelaide on Saturday, with one aim in mind- maintaining its buffer over the rest of the Hyundai A-League.
Sunday will be the fourth and last time Glory head into battle against the Reds for the regular season and will be fighting hard to come away with some kind of result
Glory coach Kenny Lowe, denies that United is his team's ‘bogey’ side.
“It’s football. Some teams get on against other teams but yeah I’m really looking forward to it. “They’re a good side, play a good brand of football so it’s going to be a really entertaining game, I’m sure,” he said.
“But like all sides, they’ve got weaknesses. It’s just whether you can exploit those or not.”
Winless in their last three starts despite a stunning draw against Melbourne Victory, Lowe was quick to quash any talk of a form slump.
“We’ve massively improved from last year which was the main target. Now we're in a decent position in the league and we want to stay there and we're going to fight tooth and nail to do that.”
Last time the two sides met was in Round 14, just before the mid-season break when Adelaide prevaied 2-1 against a fatigued Glory at nib Stadium.
“It doesn’t matter who you play, your personal and professional pride and your own standards demand that you want to do well every game.”
Perth is set to regain Rostyn Griffiths for the clash, who sat out the match against Sydney after accumulating too many yellow cards (5).
“Last week was painful to watch for me personally, being on the sidelines and watching the boys go down.”
“It’s never nice not to play but it’s a good one to come back to against Adelaide, and obviously it’s important for us to try and get the win,” he said.
Looking forward, Griffiths said the squad was confident it had made the adjustments necessary to claim all three points at Coopers Stadium on Sunday.
“We know how they play. They’re not going to do anything different, there’ll be a few adjustments on our side.”
“We all know they like to keep the ball, a possession based team. We’ve played them three times now, its feels like we’re playing them every couple of weeks at the moment,” he said.
Should Perth claim all three points on Sunday, it will be its first win in Adelaide since 2012, the year Glory marched into the Hyundai A-League Championship decider.
Kick off will be at 2pm (WST) and fans can catch the broadcast on Fox Sports 4.
Alternatively, you can follow us on twitter @PerthGloryFC for regular match updates.
Glory returns to nib Stadium for its next home match against Hyundai A-League champions Brisbane Roar on Feb 28
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