Redmayne remains confident in finals hunt

Melbourne Heart FC goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne remains confident the Red and White can still snatch a Finals Series berth - starting with an upset over league leaders Western Sydney Wanderers this Saturday.

Melbourne Heart FC goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne remains confident the Red and White can still snatch a Finals Series berth - starting with an upset over league leaders Western Sydney Wanderers this Saturday.

Heart faces a Wanderers side on a roll and aiming to extend a record nine consecutive wins on the trot, but Redmayne believes his side can derail the Hyundai A-League favourites at AAMI Park.

“I still like our chances of making the finals, I think we-ve got a very strong chance of making the finals,” Redmayne said.

“We-re only three points off a very congested group at the bottom of the table.

"There are still three games to go and teams will take points off other teams and I think it-s a really exciting time for Heart pressing into the finals.

“Having said that, [this Saturday] is a another big game and hopefully we can go in against the Wanderers and break their streak.”

While Redmayne, 24, believes the Wanderers squad will pose a significant challenge for the ninth-placed Heart, he is confident the Red and White can clinch all three points to keep the finals dream alive.

“[The Wanderers] have done extremely well; they are a fantastically organised unit and they work really well together,” Redmayne said.

“It-s going to be hard to break them down on the weekend. Having said that, every streak has to come to an end so I-m pretty confident we can get out there and get a result.”

Redmayne has played in the past 11 matches for Heart since displacing Clint Bolton as Heart's number one, but the emerging keeper has his predecessor to thank for his rise to first-choice stopper.

“I enjoyed watching Clint play all the way through NSL and A-League so from that side of things I was a little upset that I couldn-t see my hero or idol playing, but on the other hand it was a fantastic positive for me and something that I really look forward to every week," Redmayne said of his initial selection.

“Clint has been fantastic in the advice and the support he has given me.

“It-s pretty encouraging that the coaching staff have shown faith in myself and it-s something I can really appreciate.

“But given that, there-s still a selection [process] week to week and me and Clint are enjoying training together and improving each other.

“It-s hard to judge [my] performances, especially because the performances have been a little bit up and down but I-ve managed to keep a couple of clean sheets which is promising and I feel game to game I am getting more comfortable in the role."