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Roar's blunt A-League attack a 'one-off'

  • Roar's blunt A-League attack a 'one-off'

Brisbane's impotent A-League attacking effort against Sydney FC was a one-off, defender Jack Hingert warns.

The Roar fought out a turgid scoreless draw with the Sky Blues in their top-of-the-table clash on Friday night, as John Aloisi's men struggled to find their usual rhythm in the front third.

Aloisi claimed that was largely because of Sydney's "stifling" tactics, but it's likely Brisbane will face the same problem when Perth, who often set up to frustrate away from home, visit Suncorp Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

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Asked if breaking down ultra-defensive teams was Brisbane's next challenge, Hingert said: "I don't think we're too worried about it, to be honest.

"We've shown in the first few games that we're capable of scoring plenty of goals.

"We've got brilliant attacking players. We've scored plenty of goals this year, created heaps of chances, every game, pretty much.

"We're obviously going to work on things like that during the week and get ready for the game but I'm pretty sure we should be able to create plenty of chances.

"Obviously, once we're back at Suncorp, we'll be our normal selves."

The Roar's attack will take on a different look against the Glory with striker Jamie Maclaren on international duty, along with Olyroos teammate Corey Brown and club captain Matt McKay, who is in Canberra with the Socceroos.

With Jean Carlos Solorzano (hamstring) ruled out, Aloisi could opt to move winger Brandon Borrello into a more central role, or play Dimitri Petratos or youth team striker Nick D'Agostino up front.

Midfielders Devante Clut and Steve Lustica could both be in the mix for starts on the basis of their involvement in full-team training drills on Monday.

"We've got a few of the boys missing but we've got plenty of depth in this squad," Hingert said.

"There's plenty who deserve to be starting players but, because of the depth we've got, it doesn't work out like that all the time. They'll be extremely hungry."

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