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.


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.