We want a third win in a row – Corica

Steve Corica is urging his players to grab a third straight win on Saturday, so they head into the Finals series full of confidence.

The Sky Blues face the Jets at Allianz Stadium in a 5pm kick-off having already secured a top six spot.

And they come into Members’ Appreciation Round looking to build on the strong wins over Perth Glory and Brisbane in their previous games.

Now Corica is demanding more from his men as they prepare for the final regular season game at home.

They face a Newcastle Jets team still with a slender hope of joining Sydney FC in the Finals.

Corica said: “Newcastle have a slim chance of making it on goals, but we want to play well, win the game and go into the Finals with three wins under our belt.

“It’s our last home game. We want to put on a good performance and get a win under our belt. We have had two wins now and we want to make it three going into the Finals.

“I think they will come out firing, they have no pressure.

“They will come out firing and give their best, like they always do. They have a good attacking team, a good young team.

“We expect them to be strong and will be ready for that. But it’s our home game and we want to put on a good attacking performance, play well, score a lot of goals but also defend well.”

Robert Mak limped off in the first half and probably will miss Saturday’s game

Corica is considering some changes to his line up with Robert Mak coming off in Monday’s win over Brisbane Roar with a hamstring strain.

He said: “Robbie Mak is all good. He had a scan yesterday and nothing showed up in that. His hamstring was a little bit tight. He will train and then we will see what we do with him.

“We don’t want to take a risk. We want him ready for the Finals. But if he is good to go, we will wait and see.

Corica added: “Our thoughts are still ongoing. We have Luke Brattan on seven yellow cards as well.

“We definitely might rest a couple this week. It depends how they train, and I will speak to the players and see where we go from there.

“Diego Caballo will be back this week. He has been training so he will be fit and in the squad this week.”

Adam Le Fondre celebrates scoring against Perth Glory.

One player set to start is Adam Le Fondre with the striker looking to extend his run of a goal in his last three games.

“Adam has come back from his injury and has scored vital goals for us as well,” he added.

“He is an important player for us. He will be playing and he will be looking for more goals and getting his fitness up to scratch for the Finals.”

Match Details

Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets
Isuzu UTE A-League Round 26
Saturday 29th April 2023
Allianz Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Kick Off: 5pm AEST
Gates Open: 4pm AEST
Broadcast Live: Paramount+
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