Attacker Brett Holman says the Roar aren’t concerning themselves with the Hyundai A-League ladder and rather focusing on getting their destiny back in their own hands.
Brisbane head into the last five rounds four points adrift of sixth-place Adelaide United with only two current top-six opponents left to play.
Following an intense training session on Tuesday morning, Holman said the Roar aren’t going to rely on other results to fall their way.
“We have to win every game and then look what happens in the table after that. If we win all five, we should finish in the top six, so we’re not worried about anyone else,” he said.
The next challenge that awaits the Roar is an away trip against defending champions Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night (6:50pm KO).
The 63-time Socceroo didn’t play in the last meeting between the teams in January, but has been in a purple patch of form since returning from injury and has found the back of the net in Brisbane’s last two away games.
Brisbane enter the clash with form having won four of their last six Hyundai A-League meetings and suffering just the one defeat on the road since last playing the Sky Blues in Sydney back in November.
A well-rested Roar will take confidence to Sydney. The Sky Blues went down to the Jets in their last Hyundai A-League fixture and face a midweek AFC Champions League clash in Japan tonight.
“I think they have been exposed a little bit in recent weeks," Holman continued.
“We’re coming off a great period and we have it all to play for now so we’ll go down there and give it everything.
“There are little things that we will pick out in their game – we’ve analysed them and identified some weaknesses. We’ll try to pinpoint those and use them to our advantage on Saturday night.
“We have to go down and put in a good performance first and foremost – if we don’t do that then it won’t make a difference.”
Our run home
Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar
Saturday, 17 March – Allianz Stadium (6:50pm QLD time)
Wellington Phoenix v Brisbane Roar
Sunday, 25 March – Westpac Stadium (4pm QLD time)
Brisbane Roar v Central Coast Mariners (GET YOUR TICKETS HERE)
Saturday, 31 March – Suncorp Stadium (4:35pm QLD time)
Western Sydney Wanderers v Brisbane Roar
Saturday, 7 April – ANZ Stadium (5:35pm QLD time)
Perth Glory v Brisbane Roar
Saturday, 14 April – NIB Stadium (10pm QLD time)