Gold Coast’s Thwaite wants top-two finish

Gold Coast United vice-captain Michael Thwaite is hoping his team can do the job tomorrow night and move into the top-two.

Gold Coast United vice-captain Michael Thwaite is hoping his team can do the job tomorrow night and move into the top-two.

Then he needs his former club Melbourne Victory to do the job over Sydney FC so United finish second and get an extra chance in the finals series.

Thwaite, who has enjoyed a move into the midfield this season, has revealed that Gold Coast’s target all season was to finish in the top two teams and they are now just one step away from achieving that goal despite a loss to Wellington Phoenix last week.

"We would be very disappointed with anything less than a top two finish, it’s been our goal for the whole year,” he said.

"It's not necessary to bounce back, I think our form has been good the last six or seven weeks and we've shown that with results, we are still playing well it was just that one decision didn't go our way.”

Thwaite added that this was the time of year when good players start to stand up and he believes the United squad has plenty of them on the eve of the play-offs.

"Some of our outstanding and attacking players are starting to show a lot of character coming into the finals," he concluded.

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