Perth Glory’s Ferguson not expecting Burns to change his ways

Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson does not expect captain Jacob Burns to change his ways despite receiving his second suspension of the season.

The hard-tackling midfielder was handed two yellow cards in yesterday’s 1-0 home loss to Wellington Phoenix, forcing him out for another week, just two games after returning from a ban imposed after he picked up five yellow cards prior.

But Ferguson says his skipper leads from the front and will not alter his attack on the ball too much because of the sanctions.

“He’s probably the one who tries to drive us on, obviously being the captain and leading by example,” Ferguson told Perth Now.

“I don’t think it will change him. He’s a player who gives you everything, he wears his heart on his sleeve and he’s fairly committed to his challenges.

“The referee sees things differently, but from we’re I was I didn’t think there was too much in (the second booking).

“I don’t think it warranted a yellow card. It might have been that Jacob had one or two challenges before that and the referee had seen enough and had enough.”

Burns will miss Wednesday night’s vital clash with Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium s the Glory strive to pick up their first win in ten matches.

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