Brisbane Roar head coach John Aloisi has warned his side against being complacent in Saturday’s clash with bottom-place Wellington Phoenix.

After a difficult start to the season the Roar have lost just once in their last six outings leaving them just one point outside the top six.

Aloisi’s side now have a run three-consecutive home games starting with Wellington at CBUS Stadium on Saturday which will be used due to the unavailability of Suncorp.

Despite the recent run of good form Aloisi said it was important his side didn’t get ahead of themselves prior to Saturday’s match.

“Phoenix are a difficult team like any other team in the A-League,” he said.

“It’s not a given that you just turn up and play and you’re going to win, so we have to make sure that we’re prepared and that the boys are switched on.”

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The Roar are chasing back-to-back wins for the first time this season following last weekend’s comfortable 2-0 win over a lacklustre Western Sydney Wanderers at ANZ Stadium.

Aloisi is hoping his side can continue with their momentum from that match as they look to kick their season into gear.

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“I said before the Wanderers game that it was a good opportunity if we could get the result that we wanted down in Sydney, which we did,” said Aloisi.

“We’ve got three home games and it’s important for us to keep growing and keep getting better with players coming back in.”

One player who’s benefitted from the Roar’s extensive absentee list is Nick D’Agostino the youngster putting in an eye-catching display in the win over the Wanderers.

The 19-year old striker, who played his junior football for Runaway Bay Soccer Club, looks set to play at least some part in what will be his first A-League match in his home City.

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Aloisi was full of praise for his Gold Coast developed youngsters saying they will only get better with time.

“So many great players have come out of the Gold Coast,” said Aloisi.

“Current players like Nick D’Agostino and Shannon Brady are prime examples.

“Brisbane Roar is not only a team for Brisbane but one for all of Queensland.”

“I was really happy with the way he [D’Agostino] played against the Wanderers on Saturday. The more games he plays, the better he is going to get and we have to be there to guide the younger players.”

Saturday’s match kicks off at 4:35PM at CBUS Stadium, Robina.

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Currently studying a Bachelor of Digital Media and Communication at Southern Cross University, Thibault is a digital content editor at Gold Coast City and works as a football correspondent for APN Newspapers. Olympique Lyon and Socceroos fan, passionate about the growth of football in Australia.