Roaring record possibility


Brisbane Roar’s star striker Besart Berisha didn’t finish training today, despite being on the verge of becoming the team’s highest scoring player.

He’ll claim that title if he kicks a goal against the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.

Jacqueline Allen reports.

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Despite leaving the field early with a stomach complaint Berisha is still expected to play on the weekend.

Erik Paartalu, Brisbane Roar Midfielder: “The guys are just being a bit precautionary with him, yeah he’ll be fine for the weekend, yeah we’re wrapping him in cotton wool.”

He’s just one goal away from scoring a Roar record, 25 goals in just 33 games, and he’ll do it at home.

Brisbane have faced a tough season so far with a grand final re-match, a battle with former coach Ange Postacoglou and long-haul trips to both Perth and New Zealand.

They’re looking forward to playing three of their next four matches at home.

Erik Paartalu, Brisbane Roar Midfielder: “Every team in the A-league will tell you their home games are very important, travel does play a factor in the A-league we all know this, but we’re certainly looking to take six points from the next two games.”

Their opposition, the A-leagues newest franchise, enter this weekend’s clash with their backs against the wall.

Should the Roar keep the Wandereers scoreless on Saturday, they’ll be on target for a record no one wants.

The Wanderers will be desperate not to be the team, to play the most games without scoring a goal.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 6:45.

Jacqueline Allen, QUT News.