Regardless of an upcoming weekend off, Brisbane Roar are training hard to maintain the top form they’ve been showing all season.
Their 2-1 victory over Perth Glory on Sunday marked the first away match they’ve won in eight games.
Samantha Seljak reports.
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The Roar alongside the Central Coast Mariners are second to Adelaide United on the ladder and have had an unbeaten home run of six games.
Fresh from scoring the winning goal against Perth Glory in stoppage time last Sunday Rocky Visconte is in high spirits.
Rocky Visconte, Brisbane Roar winger: “I was over in Scotland and I went through a bad stage where I was injured for most of the time. And that’s why, as you could probably see, I got pretty excited when I scored. It was good to get back out on the field again.”
While a few teams in the A-League are taking the whole week off ahead of the weekend break the Roar were training as usual in the sweltering heat this morning.
The players say the break over the weekend will keep them fresh for the remaining 22 games of the season.
Rocky Visconte, Brisbane Roar winger: “I’m going back home to Adelaide for the weekend to see my family and friends and yeah just hoping to have a relaxing weekend.”
Andrew Redmayne, Brisbane Roar goalie: “We’re heavily training this week. A lot of the other teams have the whole week off but we’ve only got the two days off which is good for a freshen up, but not to take the foot off the pedal too hard.”
Head Coach Ange Postecoglou will have been with the Roar for one year in mid October.
Under his guidance The Roar have had one of their strongest starts to a season.
Ange Postecoglou, Brisbane Roar head coach: “So we’ve been working hard, we had a long pre-season to get them all fit an ready to go. I guess the key for us will be maximising the use of our squad.”
The Roar’s next game is against Newcastle at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday week.
Samantha Seljak, QUT News.