The recent arrival of Australian international Jade North has forced Herbert to play New Zealand defender Ben Sigmund out of position at right-back but he feels there may be a solution by taking a three-man defence into the Westpac Stadium clash.
"I'd like to and I think it's got to be part of the armoury that we have this year," he told the Dominion Post.
"I think it just gives us a few more options further up the park. It could be a tight time frame going into Friday's game but I wouldn't dismiss it."
And Herbert also touched on the job Sigmund had done in his two matches at right-back since North arrived at the Phoenix.
"I've got a ton of admiration for Ben. Nothing fazes him, he's a real heart on the sleeve guy. He kind of represents what we want at the club and he certainly hasn't let us down," he added.
"He's very composed as a right back and he very rarely gets beaten and we haven't had too many problems on that side of the pitch."