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Brisbane coach Farina confident goals can be stopped

Brisbane Roar coach Frank Farina is confident his team can stop leaking goals. The Roar have copped six goals in the opening two games but will be looking to keep a clean sheet when Wellington Phoenix come to town on Sunday.

Despite the fact the goals have been coming thick and fast, Farina says the situation reads a lot worse that what it actually is.

"We copped three special goals on the weekend against Melbourne. The third one against Gold Coast was two minutes into injury time - we had to push forward," Farina said.

"So you can't read too much into that. Six goals is not good but I think when you look at all those goals and the circumstances that they were scored you can't do much about the ones on the weekend against Melbourne."

Farina added that it was important to play with a regular defensive unit in order to be able to keep regular clean sheets.

"That's one of the keys for us this year - we've not had a settled back four," Farina acknowledged.

"With Josh (McCloughan) injured, Andrew Packer, Luke (De Vere) being away on occasion...we haven't really settled into a rhythm that we had.

"Defensively we were one of the top two teams last year. Once we settle and get those combinations working I think we'll be fine."

Andrew Slevison
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