Brisbane primed for tough Perth trip

Brisbane Roar Youth are preparing to make the long and difficult trip across the country to Perth, keen to maintain their strong away form when they take on the Glory on Saturday.

Brisbane Roar Youth are preparing to make the long and difficult trip across the country to Perth, keen to maintain their strong away form when they take on the Glory on Saturday.

The Roar are determined to prove that last week-s loss against Adelaide United was only a minor hiccup in their run for the National Youth League title.

Brisbane Head Coach John Sime said that his side has moved on from last week-s performance and are doing things a little differently this week in their preparation for the matchup with Perth.

“After sitting down and watching the Adelaide game again it was easy to pick out the mistakes we made, however instead of focusing on that game, we have moved on and are set to tackle the difficult trip to Perth,” said Sime.

“To give us the best chance we are flying into Perth a day early, just so the boys have a chance of recovering from the long flight and so we can have a bit of a run through on Friday.

“It-s all about ensuring we have the best possible preparation.”

While Gold Coast United Youth are starting to pressure the Roar at the top of the table, Sime is doing his best to ensure his side is playing attractive football and putting in their best performance each week.

“While it would be nice to go into the mid-season break on top of the table, I am more concerned with ensuring that the boys are putting in their best performance each week,” he said.

“As I have said all season, if the boys can maintain a high level of performance for the entire 90 minutes they will almost always get a good result.”

While the Roar and Gold Coast United have been the early pacesetters this season, it has been Perth who has been flying under the radar as they are currently only four points away from the top spot.

“Playing Perth away from home is one of the biggest challenges in the competition,” Sime said.

“Not only are Perth a very good football side, but you have to deal with all the elements involved with playing a side on the other side of the country.

“However, we have had a good week at training and the boys know what they have to do.”

Even though Sime believes that this will be one of the Roar-s biggest tests, he is confident that his side has what it takes to get the win.

“This game is set to be the toughest we have played all year, yet I am 100% confident that the boys have the ability to not only play well but to get the win,” said Sime.

“It-s going to be a cracking match.”

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