Central Coast Mariners’ Ryan wary of unpredictable Perth Glory

Central Coast Mariners goalkeeper Mathew Ryan is remaining cautious of a Perth Glory side he describes as unpredictable.

The Mariners make the trip to Perth for Sunday’s Week 18 A-League fixture and although the Western Australians have saluted just once in their past 14 matches, the young gloveman is not about to pencil in a win.

“They are a bit unpredictable at the moment so we will be going there expecting them to play their best football and hopefully we can better their performance,” said Ryan.

The Mariners bounced back to form last week with a superb 4-0 home win over Sydney FC after being thrashed the week before by league leaders Brisbane Roar.

Ryan said it was important for the confidence of the players to produce a solid performance after a few disappointing results in a row.

“We walked off the park against Brisbane embarrassed by our performance and we just wanted to win the fans back with the performance against Sydney and hopefully we have done that,” he added.

“Sydney is one of the best teams over the six years of the A-League and to come out and show the fans what we did and 4-0 is a great result. No doubt the team conceded a fair few goals against Brisbane and Gold Coast, but it was good to come out and the game plan was kind of a reaction and it was good to get a win on the weekend.”

The Mariners take on the Glory at nib Stadium this Sunday, December 12 – kick-off is at 5:00pm local time (8:00pm AEDT).

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