Dorrans on the trip to Brisbane


Midfielder Graham Dorrans on the team’s progress ahead of the important trip to Brisbane on Saturday night.

The Red & Black will head into the fixture on Saturday night after a very disappointing result against Melbourne City last week which saw them thumped 4-1.

The frustrating result saw the Wanderers slump to the bottom of the Top Six with every result now crucial for future Finals Series hopes.

Dorrans and the Wanderers have spent the last week preparing to turn the ship around against Brisbane with the clash marking the first of three games in a week for the Red & Black.

“I think the boys have had the chat, we’ve had our meetings and we know it wasn’t acceptable,” said Dorrans.

“For this football club, the standard was set this season and over the 90 minutes, I thought it’s just as poor as we’ve been and we know it’s not acceptable.

“They’re a good side but I thought we could be much better and we would like to put that right going into the weekend.”

“Let’s not take anything away from them, they’re a good side, but so are we.

“Unfortunately it didn’t seem to go right on the night.”

Graham Dorrans

The Red & Black will be expecting a tough match against Brisbane who will also be looking to get three points, heading into the match after a 1-1 draw against Wellington.

“As I’ve said we’ve done our work this week to put that right, but football is a funny game and these sorts of things can happen,” said Dorrans.

“We need to make sure this doesn’t happen again because as I said the performance wasn’t acceptable.

“I’ve watched a couple of (Brisbane’s) games earlier in the season and they’ve got good players like Dylan Wenzel-Halls upfront and they’ve got Jay O’Shea in there as they’re good footballers.

“They’ll be looking to get points as well but we’ll be prepared for the game.”

Brisbane Roar v Western Sydney Wanderers
Saturday 3 April, 7:10pm
Moreton Daily Stadium