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May 14, 2021   |  1:12AM AET

Robinson on Perth away and the finer details

Robinson on Perth away and the finer details

Head coach Carl Robinson on the Wanderers trip to Perth this weekend at the business end of the season.

Robinson and the Wanderers will be looking to build on two back-to-back impressive results at home that have seen them put themselves right in the spot for Finals Series contention.

The Red & Black will in particular be buoyed by their 5-0 thrashing of Western United that saw them take their chances and maintain a clean sheet. 

“The boys are in a good frame of mind, obviously it was two positive results for us against Sydney and Western but that’s gone now and we focus on what’s ahead and that’s a very tough game against Perth,” said Robinson.

“When you get a couple of goals it’s nice and keeps a clean sheet as well, so that was important but the overall performance and the way we conducted ourselves in the game was top notch.

“So now we’ll get ourselves ready and get our mindset right, our mindset in the last two games has been spot on and it must continue to be like that.

“The league is very close and the teams are very tight so it’s all going to come down to the details and fine margins.”

Mitch Duke

The match will mark the Wanderers first trip to Western Australia this season with the away trip being a fantastic time to build on the relationships within the squad.

“It will be nice for the boys to get away as a group, the spirit, and camaraderie in the group is strong and they like spending time away together,” said Robinson.

“So now we get the chance to be on the road for two days.

“We’re at the back-end of the season, this is the business end of the season so we’ve got to make sure our focus whether home or away is spot on.”

Bernie Ibini, Scott McDonald

The Red & Black have been tasked with defeating a tough Perth Glory outfit this weekend who similarly head into the match after two strong wins at home against Melbourne Victory and Western United.

“They’ve (Perth) got two positive results from two home games in the last couple of days,” said Robinson.

“They’ve got good attacking players as do most clubs in this league. So we’ve got to make sure to be switched on and aware of what they do.

“But we’ll focus on ourselves, we always do, we’re very good at certain things and we must continue to do that without taking away what their strengths are as well.”

Perth Glory v Western Sydney Wanderers
Sunday 16 May 2021,  8:15pm
HBF Park