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Adelaide's Fyfe cautious of wounded Wellington

Iain Fyfe has enough A-League experience to know that teams who are wounded do not come out and put in mediocre performances.

The Adelaide United defender, who has played over 100 A-League matches with both the Reds and Sydney FC, knows that this weekend's opponents, Wellington Phoenix, will be keen to get back on the winners list after two losses in their past two outings.

Fyfe is well aware that the New Zealanders will be right up for the match, which is to be played at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

"They're very good at home and the games I've seen them play, they play an attractive brand of football (whereas) away from home they seem to be a different team. So going over although it's in Christchurch, it's still in New Zealand, it's still in front of their home fans and I'm sure they'll be very good and very switched on," Fyfe said.

"Coming off a couple of losses I think (Coach) Ricki Herbert will get them back into the groove of things because they've still got that carrot there of making the top six and doing a bit of damage."

Fyfe said it was now important for Adelaide to prepare themselves for the upcoming Asian Champions League campaign after a disappointing domestic season.

"We've got to use these games as a stepping stone for the ACL and to find form and to find that confidence," Fyfe added.

"Against Melbourne (last weekend) we played good football. Our attitude is spot on, there are certain elements of our game that are very good, we just have to put it all together and become a better team."

Andrew Slevison
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