Roar flyer urges intensity against high-flying Glory

Brisbane Roar winger Tommy Oar says his side need to maintain their intensity when they play host to a red-hot Perth Glory outfit on Sunday afternoon.

Perth prevailed 3-2 against Melbourne City in Round 3 after a fiery encounter and Oar is well aware that the Roar will need to be at their best against a dangerous Glory side.

“We know we’re going to have to be up for it this weekend to get a good result,” Oar said.

“One thing with Perth is you know they’re always a tough, competitive team.

“They’ve got good players and they’ve looked good so far. We know we’re going to have to play well this weekend.”

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The Roar bounced back in Round 3 of the Hyundai A-League with an important 1-0 win on the Central Coast and can view the three points as a chance to build momentum with the season now in full swing.

Brisbane dominated the shot count against the Mariners but weren’t able to add to their lead. According to Oar grabbing the three points was more important than worrying about missed opportunities.

“The most important thing on the weekend was the reaction after the Newcastle game,” he said.

“We probably should have scored a few more and killed off the game but it wasn’t to be.

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“We showed good resilience defensively not to let them back in which is a big positive for us. We know if we keep creating chances the goals will come.”

Injured duo Dimitri Petratos and Arana are a chance to return against the Glory and Oar believes the side’s attacking output will continue to improve.

“Our front third is pretty versatile with Brett Holman and Thomas Broich, we can all play in different roles,” he said. 

“It’s good to have versatility and with people like Dimitri Petratos, Arana and Brandon Borrello coming back it’ll be difficult for teams to predict what we’re going to do.”

Over the first three weeks of the Hyundai A-League 16/17 season, the Roar have experienced a thrilling draw against Melbourne Victory, an away loss to Newcastle Jets and then an important win on the road against Central Coast Mariners last weekend.

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