Team changes are likely for Roar says Moon

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Warren Moon will be looking to freshen up the Brisbane Roar squad for their Valentine’s Day clash against a resurgent Newcastle Jets at Dolphin Stadium.

The side is playing their fourth game in just over two weeks and the coaching staff will be relying on the quality of the squad’s depth for inspiration on Sunday.

“We need to freshen up a couple spots and then obviously we need to use our bench a lot more in this match as well based on the schedule the boys have had throughout the week,” said Moon.

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The turnaround has certainly not helped his side recover, but Moon insists that it is no excuse for losses and bad performances.

“Every other team is in the same boat, we make no excuses for that we just have to adapt,” he said.

“We need to use our squad better and that’s on me and the staff and we need to make sure everyone is ready to go in the game.”

Josh Brindell-South might be one of these players which Moon calls on after having impressed the coach in recent weeks.

The 27-year-old defender has been a versatile inclusion to the squad adding a creative spark down the right hand side of the field.

“We have got two great wingbacks in Corey [Brown] and Jack [Hingert] but Josh [Brindell-South] has added to that and his performances in the first two games we’ve played were quality,” Moon said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Roar are looking to bounce back from their 0-2 home defeat to Macarthur FC which was described as a game of fine margins by Moon who remained pleased the side was at least creating chances.

“The process we follow win, lose, or draw we are creating chances and I think every game we’ve played now we’ve created chances and moments, and we’ve been in every game to win it,” he said.

The Newcastle Jets are in good form winning two of their last three A-League matches and are coming off a 1-0 win against last years grand finalists Melbourne City.

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Moon is adamant his side will not underestimate the Jets, who he said were growing into a very good side as of late.

“They are a good side with good players that can hurt us, so we need to make sure we have our plans right but also perform,” he said.

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Angus Brien
Angus Brien
Covering Brisbane Roar A-League and W-League matches during the 2020/2021 season. Currently studying Journalism at Queensland University of Technology. Big sports fan and lover of football.

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