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.