ZAHRA ZONING IN ON ROAR

Adrian Zahra says the Glory are responding well to Interim Head Coach Kenny Lowe’s style of football management as they seek to make it three wins in a row against the Brisbane Roar this Friday night at nib Stadium.

Adrian Zahra says the Glory are responding well to Interim Head Coach Kenny Lowe-s style of football management as they seek to make it three wins in a row against the Brisbane Roar this Friday night at nib Stadium.

“It-s been great. He-s come in and he-s really set the standard high,” Zahra said.

“He-s been immense. He-s gone in there, he-s very direct, very structured and very black and white. If you implement what he asks - he repays you.”

Fresh for scoring a sensational goal and being named man of the match in Friday-s 3-0 triumph over Melbourne Heart, Zahra has enjoyed greater playing opportunities under Lowe and started the last two games, although the 23-year-old winger is not taking anything for granted.

“Right now, I just want to keep backing up my performances and continue to push for a spot in that starting eleven, so hopefully I get that chance again this week and I take it again with both arms.”

“Kenny has come in and shown a lot of faith in me and obviously I appreciate that so now it-s just about repaying that faith. I-m just taking game by game and week by week and hopefully come season-s end, I-m still here.”

The former Heart player knows competition for spots will be hotter than ever with a host of players making their way back from injury, as the Glory finally looks to have overcome a horror-run of injuries.

Jamie Maclaren has trained strongly throughout the week after missing the last two games with a groin injury while Rosh Risdon has played the last two youth games as he continues to make his way back from an 11-week knee injury.

International marquee defender William Gallas is also a strong chance of making himself available for selection after missing the past seven games with a torn calf. The 36-year-old central defender has joined in with full-team training all week, as well as doing extra shifts with a personal trainer, as he works his way back to full fitness.

Zahra is full of praise for the former French international defender.

“He-s been really good and been training really hard by himself with his personal trainer.”

“He-s a massive player. The good thing about him, he-s a good bloke to have around the change room and he doesn-t feel as if he is high priority compared to anyone else. He sits there and works hard and he is the ultimate professional.”

Gallas- experience would be a handy addition against a Roar side that is unbeaten in their past four away matches, having scored 13 goals while only conceding four.

“We know Brisbane are the pinnacle of the league. They-ve been great for three or four seasons now so we-re not going to concentrate too much on how well they play, but we-re just going to concentrate on what we can do to prevent them from playing really well and take the game to them.”

Glory are preparing themselves for potentially season-defining three week stretch which includes games against Brisbane, Western Sydney and Melbourne Victory.

“This is where we can really test ourselves and see where we-re at. We-ve got two at home and we-re hoping to take maximum points from that and obviously we-ll just take it game by game,” he added.