Canberra to fight til the end, vows Roestbakken

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Despite sitting six points outside the league’s top four with three games remaining, Canberra United have vowed to give it their all until the end of the campaign.

The Canberra outfit will play host to Adelaide United at McKellar Park this Sunday and anything short of three points will all but surely kiss their finals aspirations goodbye.

Karly Roestbakken, who was recently nominated the NAB Young Footballer of the Year as Decembers nominee, still believes a finals spot can still be claimed and that coach Heather Garriock is still the right person to take the club forward.

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“Even though it hasn’t really gone to plan this season, we are still going to go out for the remainder of the last three games and put our best foot forward,” Roestbakken said.

“We just want to go and finish strong for this season, we might not be able to make finals, but we want to finish strong,”

“I reckon Heather has the skills and knowledge to lead us to a final and it may not have happened this season, but i definitely think we can grow and build from what we have done.”

Garriock briefly touched on Roestbakken’s achievement and how it can pave the way to accomplishing her biggest dream.

“I think it’s a massive honour for Karly,” Garriock explained.

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“You can see she has played pretty much every minute of every W-League game, especially under me for the last year and a half.

“She just needs to continue to work hard to get to her goal, which is the Matildas.”

Without a victory in their last four contests, United face a tough challenge when Adelaide grace the nations capital as the visitors possess the competitions tied-second highest goal scorer Veronica Latsko, who has found the back of the net eight times in eight matches.

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The two sides’ last encounter resulted in a 2-0 victory for Adelaide back in November last year and Garriock recognises that United have no choice but to secure victory.

“Most importantly we need to get the three points,” Garriock mentioned.

“Hold our heads high and continue to believe in ourselves and get three points for the fans and the club.”

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Bachelor of Sports Media graduate from the University of Canberra. Live and breath everything to do with football.

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