Moon confident Brisbane Roar can bounce back next season

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With finals being unachievable this season, Warren Moon has already set his sights on improving his Brisbane Roar squad for next year.

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After Monday afternoon’s draw against Melbourne Victory in the special ANZAC Day match, the Roar can no longer make finals this season.

The draw means that even if Brisbane win all their remaining games, they will still miss out on this season’s finals.

Even with the slightest slimmer of chances of making the finals this season, head coach Warren Moon thought that his side’s opportunity was blown weeks ago.

“In reality finals for us was gone weeks ago,” he said.

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Moon has already started preparing for next season, hoping that after the Roar are able to see out this season on a high, that the next will be a lot more successful.

Moon realises that his squad are moving in the right direction going into next season.

“The points aren’t there but the performances are and positive signs leading into next season are there for sure,” he said.

“We’ll take every positive we can of these remaining games leading into next season because we’re not where we want to be, and we certainly don’t want to stay there next season.”

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Coupled with the fact that Moon believes his squad has the depth, experience, and talent it needs to be a top-tier A-League Men side, next season looks to be a promising one for the Roar.

“If we get it right in the off-season, we get the right kind of people in here, the future’s bright,” he said.

“We’ve got a lot of good talent in the squad already. We’ve got a good nucleus of a squad, some good local talent, some good senior players, and we need to get our final piece of the jigsaw right and I have no doubt it will be a different story next season.”

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Moon believes a couple of key signings in the off-season, will significantly bolster an already star-studded Roar lineup for next season.

“Look at the squad now. For me, we’re two or three good players away from being a very good side that could shake it with the best in the A-League,” he said.

“So, if we get the right recruitment and the right players in, I’ve got no doubt that with the group we’ve got here, we can give anyone a game on our day.”

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Moon looks to see the current season off with a high – hoping that his team stays focussed despite not being able to qualify for finals football.

“It’s about performance now, it’s about pride in the shirt.,” he said.

“It’s all about personal pride. We’re not going to be a club that’s going to write off the last three games. Everyone’s got something to play for.”

Although Moon’s men can’t qualify for the finals, it looks like the Roar are hungry for wins and look locked and loaded to redeem themselves next season.

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Min-Gyu Shim
Bachelor of Journalism student at UQ, and a full time football fanatic. Covering Brisbane Roar for the 2020/21 season.

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