Huge targets to hit: Aldred

Captain Tom Aldred says the Roar now have “huge targets” to hit with the remaining four Hyundai A-League fixtures locked in.

The Roar will restart their 2019/20 campaign with its first fixture since late March with a July 19 date against Adelaide United at Robina’s CBUS Super Stadium, before heading to Sydney for their remaning three regular season fixtures.

Those fixtures pit the Roar against Melbourne Victory, Wellington Phoenix & Sydney FC

“As a footballer you want end goals and something to work towards. Now we know the games, we have huge targets to hit in terms of fitness and working on the training pitch,” Aldred said.

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“We’re just looking forward to first game back now which is against Adelaide [on July 19].”

Brisbane’s most recent Hyundai A-League fixture took place at the same venue – a 1-0 win over Newcastle thanks to a first-half strike from Scott McDonald.

The win extended the side’s unbeaten home streak in 2020 to seven matches – a streak that the skipper is pleased to be getting a chance to extend this campaign.

“When we played there just before the break we put on a good performance and got the victory We obviously have a good record there and it’s great for the game to be here in Queensland,” Aldred continued.

“Our home form has been great, we’ve made it a bit of a fortress wherever we’ve played – it’s another opportunity to carry on that form.”

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The Roar find themselves in a strong position on the Hyundai A-League, sitting in fourth with a handful of games to play.

With more points earned than any other club in 2020, Aldred knows it’s important for the squad to re-find the form and momentum from before the break.

“We’re in a good position. Right now it’s a case of, in the next two-and-a-half weeks, getting ourselves as fit as possible and ready to go.”