Bolton: We Can Turn It Around

Melbourne Heart FC’s Clint Bolton believes his side is capable of producing a form revival ahead of its trip to Hindmarsh Stadium to face Adelaide United.

Melbourne Heart FC-s Clint Bolton believes his side is capable of producing a form revival ahead of its trip to Hindmarsh Stadium to face Adelaide United.

Bolton drew parallels between Heart-s current run of results and its stuttering start to the season, stating the team has already proven itself able to reverse the current trend.

“We started off pretty slow. We started off not a lot different to how we're going now, to be honest. But we can turn it around,” he said.

The former Hyundai A-League Goalkeeper of the Year says Heart needs to focus on the fundamental elements of its game if the team is to produce a result on Friday night.

“It's back to basics, the old cliché,” he said. “We've got to get down to the hard work and matching it with the opposition and hopefully not giving them easy goals. It deflates your team and gives them confidence.”

“We're running out of games and we're running out of time to turn it around, but there's no doubt we can."

Bolton though admits Heart faces a challenge up against high-flying United, who remain second on the Hyundai A-League table approaching the closing stages of the home and away season.

Heart has been unable to claim a point in its two previous encounters against Adelaide, losing 2-3 at Hindmarsh Stadium during August before once again falling victim to the side at AAMI Park last month.

“Apart from Brisbane, they have been the standout team and they've got strike weapons all over the park. So I don't expect an easy day, but it's probably the right sort of game to have. Hopefully we'll rise to the occasion,” he said.