Crowd-pleaser expected

Ange Postecoglou is expecting a showcase of open, attacking football tomorrow night when Brisbane Roar take on the Newcastle Jets at Suncorp Stadium.

Ange Postecoglou is expecting a showcase of open, attacking football tomorrow night when Brisbane Roar take on the Newcastle Jets at Suncorp Stadium.

The newly-appointed Roar coach is set to take charge of his first home match and said he was looking to reward the club-s loyal supporters and restore some confidence in the squad.

But he said Brisbane would have their work cut out against a Newcastle outfit which boasts a number of classy and penetrative attacking players.

“They-re a good side,” he said. “The fact that both sides are down the bottom half of the table is not a real indication (of the quality of the teams).

“I think both us and Newcastle have got some of the best attacking players in the league and they-ll be on show tomorrow night.

“(Jets coach) Branko Culina usually gets his sides to play good attractive football, so I-m hoping it-s a nice open game which will benefit us as well.”

Postecoglou said his team would do well to take a leaf out of their opponents- book, after they ended six-match winless streak by beating the Central Coast Mariners last weekend.

“They went through a rough trot and had to win last week,” he said. “They got really desperate and probably showed more grit than they had before that and got their win.

“We-ve got to do similar.

“It-d be good for the whole club, the supporters and everyone involved if we can get a win.”

Helping the Roar-s cause will be the return of experienced duo Craig Moore and Danny Tiatto, who Postecoglou said would be invaluable in helping the team turn their fortunes around.

“They-re the kind of players you want coming back in,” he said. “They-re experienced pros and they-re the players least affected by the run you-re on.

“I-m hoping they-ll inject a bit of enthusiasm into the squad.”

Goalkeeper Griffin McMaster will also welcome the return of the defensive duo, as he looks to keep his first clean sheet since taking the injured Liam Reddy-s place two weeks ago.

“The Central Coast game I played in, conceding three goals is not good enough and then last week against Sydney conceding two goals wasn-t good enough so it-s imperative (to keep a clean sheet),” McMaster said.

Tomorrow's match between the Roar and the Jets kicks off at 7.30pm at Suncorp Stadium. Tickets are now available from as little as $15/adult, click here for full ticket details.

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