Fitzgerald: We’re taking confidence out of last week

Despite dropping their first points of the season last week, City flyer Nick Fitzgerald says his side will be taking confidence out of last week’s loss to Sydney as they prepare to face the Wanderers this week.

The tight encounter on Friday night saw Warren Joyce’s side fall to a lone Luke Wilkshire strike but Fitzgerald looked at the overall performance as a ‘positive’, saying his side are not letting the result get them down.

“[The vibe is] positive, I think we were the better team and probably should have got a point out of it [on Friday],” Fitzgerald said.

“We'll take confidence from that [game] against the best team in the comp. We stuck it with them for most of the game, so to play the Wanderers at home on the weekend, it’s another tough game so hopefully we'll get a result.

“Our defence has been great and we've been a little unlucky up front with a few things not going our way but unfortunately for us, that happens in football but we'll take confidence and move on to the next game.”

It doesn’t get easier for City as they face the Wanderers on Sunday in our Remembrance Round double header and the forward believes his side have the ability to bounce back.

“They’re strong across the park, they’re a good footballing team and we are as well so it’ll be a good battle and we need to get back to a positive result and get the three points,” he said.

“We saw last week with the double header, it works really well. Everyone came early to watch the girls and the boys came a bit earlier to watch the girls and hopefully they can do a good job as well against the Jets.”

“It’s fantastic to recognise those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and it’s a great initiative form not only the Club, but the A-League and the W-League. Hopefully we see a massive crowd to honour that on Sunday.”

City’s men face the Wanderers on Sunday at AAMI Park, kick-off 7pm while our women face Newcastle, kick-off 4.30pm. Click here to get your tickets for our double header!