Roar plan to go all out for Wanderers

Brisbane Roar will not shirk the attacking instinct that has seen them claim two last-minute victories in the past fortnight when they travel to Parramatta to play second-placed Western Sydney Wanderers this Friday.

Brisbane Roar will not shirk the attacking instinct that has seen them claim two last-minute victories in the past fortnight when they travel to Parramatta to play second-placed Western Sydney Wanderers this Friday.

The Roar came from behind to beat Wellington Phoenix and Central Coast Mariners in successive weeks at Suncorp Stadium, setting up this weekend-s top-of-the-table clash at Pirtek Stadium quite nicely.

Over the years, Brisbane has been known for their never-say-die attitude and captain Matt Smith said it-s in the nature of the playing group to keep attacking right until the final whistle is blown.

“We-ve always been a team that keeps going,” he said.

“We-re not scared of going down, we always stick to our structures and we try to stay as disciplined as we can whether we-re winning 3 or 4-0 or we-re losing 1-0.

“We know with the attacking momentum we have and our key players in attack, we-re always going to create chances.”

It-s not just in the comfort of home at Suncorp Stadium where Brisbane has shown their relentless spirit this Hyundai A-League season - Mike Mulvey-s men have also notched late winners across the ditch in Wellington in round one and at Bluetongue Stadium against the Mariners.

His side has never beaten the Wanderers at Pirtek Stadium and Smith said the team would be focused on maintaining their attacking flair against the current Premiers.

“We-re going to go down there and go for the win,” he said.

“That-s pretty much the only way we know how to play, I don-t think we know how to sit in and defend then play counter attacking football.

“We-re not a team that has done that in recent years and we-re not a team that-s going to do that in the back end of this year.”

Having never played at the Parramatta venue following his hip surgery at the end of last season, Smith will lead his side for the first time against Western Sydney at Pirtek Stadium on Friday night.

Currently seven points clear with a match in hand, Brisbane has a chance to extend their lead at the top of the Hyundai A-League ladder on Friday night.