Wiggle will be back in action on Sunday, but they will have their work cut out for them as they attempt to reach the final against the Western Bulldogs.
Key points:Brisbane Roar will take on the Sydney Swans in a preliminary final in the MCGThe Roar have lost eight straight and have lost nine of their last 10 matchesThe Bulldogs have won their last nine matches, but have failed to qualify for the finalsIn a bid to break into the finals, Brisbane will travel to Melbourne and face the Swans on Sunday.
Brisco have won all five of their games against the Roar and have a three-point advantage on the Bulldogs in the standings.
“The Roas have had a tough start, but we know how good we are and we know what we can do against them,” Roar coach Justin Leppitsch said.
“We know how hard they work, and we will get the best out of them.”
But the biggest challenge is we want to win this game and get our record in the books.
“The Roars are hoping to break their record for most consecutive losses in a season, with just one defeat this term.
They are now just one win away from the elimination stage.
Roar head coach Michael Cheevers said his side had not played well, but would be prepared for any challenge.”
I am proud of the work that we have put in and the performances we have had,” Cheeves said.”[It’s] a team that will be up against a team in the top four that is struggling and they are a very good team.
“Our mentality is that we need to play better than that.”
The Swans have won nine of the last 10 meetings with the Roars, but will not be in the final in Melbourne.
The Swabs will travel into the final after winning their final three matches.
“It’s a great opportunity to play in a final, but it’s a really important game for us as well,” Roas coach James Hird said.
Brydon Coverdale is a reporter for ESPNFC.
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