Corey Brown believes Roar can win the league

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Brisbane Roar defender Corey Brown knows his club still have their sights set on winning a third Hyundai A-League Premiership.

The 22-year-old left back said belief had not wavered after Brisbane’s 4-1 loss to Adelaide United on Friday night at Suncorp Stadium, their third straight game without a win.

“One hundred percent we can do it,” he said.

“We’re not going to shy away from the fact that we’ve lost two in a row and haven’t had a win in a while.

“I think we’re definitely confident in the way we go about our business.

“We can win the league.”

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Brown echoed the thoughts of his coach John Aloisi following their latest defeat that recent results hadn’t reflected their performances on the pitch.

“I thought we played alright,” he said.

“I was told a stat after the game that they had five shots and scored four goals and it was pretty much the same last week (against Melbourne Victory).

“At the moment, it’s just not going our way and we’re getting punished.”

Brisbane have shot themselves in the foot trying to play the ball out from the back several times in recent weeks and that has led to conceding eight goals in just their past two matches.

Brown stressed it was vital to cut out those silly errors in order for the side to get back on track.

“We’ve got to work on that and we’ve got to look at the video and fix the mistakes,” he said.

“We have Sydney next week and we have to be positive and try and get a result.

“But we’ve got a few Olyroos coming back and we’ve missed them.”

With veteran Shane Stefanutto a mainstay on the left side of defence, Brown has found playing time hard to come by this season having made only five appearances, two of those off the bench.

But the Brisbane boy who signed for the Roar in 2011 believes any opportunity to test himself against A-League opposition was a good learning step.

“I would have been happier had we got the result and I’ve got to go and work on a few things obviously but getting 90 minutes under the belt is always good,” he said.

“Hopefully next time I play we can get the win.”

Brisbane are no strangers to silverware, winning three Hyundai A-League Grand Finals in the past five seasons and also claiming Premierships in 2011 and 2014.

Brown said experienced players in the squad who had already tasted that success such as Michael Theo, Thomas Broich and skipper Matt McKay were vital to replicating that feat in 2016.

“They’re massive,” he said.

“Matty will speak to us come Monday and get us back on track.”

With a dogged determination to right their wrongs and make up lost ground, from the head coach down to their emerging youngsters, the Roar seem set to do just that very soon.

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Lochy McIvor
Brisbane Roar and Tottenham Hotspur supporter. Jesus would have played in the hole. Follow me at @lochymci