Gold Coast United captain Jason Culina knows his team needs to perform well in the next four weeks. United have four games in a row at home from this weekend until January 13 (midweek game against Newcastle Jets) and the Australian international is aware that with such a tight competition that wins are vital, especially at home.
"Things are getting tight and teams are starting to hit their peak, so having four games at home now it is vital for us to start winning, we must take advantage of it," Culina said.
"Newcastle is a great example of how tight the competition is. They were sitting second last a few weeks ago, they have won three in a row and now they are right in it, so it goes to show just how important it is to string a few wins together."
Gold Coast take on Perth Glory this weekend after going down 3-2 to the Jets on Sunday and Culina has urged his teammates to decrease the errors that are causing them to concede easy goals.
"It's little defensive errors that keep holding us back," Culina added.
"We can't keep conceding goals like this, we know we are always capable of scoring goals but conceding is our big problem.
"We are letting in far too many, far too easy."