From The Dugout with JvS

This week’s match is set to be a high very high pressure affair with both teams currently occupying the bottom two places on the Hyundai A-League table.

This week-s match is set to be a high very high pressure affair with both teams currently occupying the bottom two places on the Hyundai A-League table.

Following the disappointment of giving last Saturday-s match away in the final minute of injury time, it-s a big game for our club despite the season being only four weeks old.

Given Adelaide-s result last week, you never know how a team is going to bounce back following a match like that.

We had the same experience last season when, after a 4-0 loss to Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium, the team produced a strong performance to secure a wonderful 2-1 win in the opening Melbourne Derby.

They will certainly have prepared well for the match and had discussions internally as to how they can bounce back.

But we-ve also prepared well, with a number of players returning to selection fold, including Fred, who is in contention to play. We-ll need to see how things go, but he could potentially be involved in the match a little.

Otherwise, we-ll need to wait until next week for our captain to make his comeback.