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Sydney FC eyeing third straight win

Reigning A-League champions Sydney FC will be looking to push further up the table with a third-straight win when they take on Melbourne Victory this weekend.

The Sky Blues have taken down Newcastle Jets and Gold Coast United in their last two matches to sit just six points outside the top six and defender Scott Jamieson admits there is plenty more confidence within the playing group leading into Saturday's home clash with the under pressure Victory.

"I watched the Melbourne Victory game, and coming off a result like that, added to the fact that they're missing a few players, I feel we could really get things going for the run home by grabbing a win,'' Jamieson told the Herald yesterday.

''To be fair, we need a few results to go our way, and their defeat yesterday couldn't be better for us. Plus taking out Kevin Muscat, that's a big blow to them. They're in the six at the moment, and we're hovering, but it's matches like this we have to win now.

''All matches for us now are big but with it being against Melbourne, that just makes this even bigger. It's such a big rivalry, and while I've only played in one match against them [since arriving from Adelaide last season], that was a great experience.''

And Jamieson said that the fact that there is a mathematical chance of making the finals had the Sky Blues buoyant ahead of the run-in.

''We're definitely a chance now. I think the run in that we've got suits us more than the teams around us due to the fact that we're the chasing team, and we're set to face three or four of the teams that are in the mix for those last two finals places,'' he added.

''That's a very good scenario for us. We've given ourselves a chance, and we're keen to take it. The confidence is definitely back, and the difference it makes to the dressing room when you get three points instead of zero is huge."

Andrew Slevison
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