Queensland Roar goalkeeper Liam Reddy says his side is ready to defeat an Adelaide outfit reeling from a semi-final demolition. The Roar were beaten in last year's preliminary final so there is an extra reason to perform well on Saturday night at Hindmarsh Stadium.
"We don't want to be that team that got beat by Adelaide after what happened against Melbourne," Reddy said yesterday.
"If they want to capitulate we don't care.
"We don't want to be here next year saying we lost the last two (preliminary finals).
"We want to be the team playing Melbourne in the grand final and playing Asian Cup the year after. "There's a lot riding on the game (with) Asian Cup at the end of next year - that's a big thing for this club, that in itself is enough.
"We know they (Adelaide) are going to group together, have a good week at training and they are going to try and prove a lot of people wrong," he added.
"A team can turn things around in a game. They are going to definitely be up for it. I think it will make it harder for us to go down there. They are going to be a tight group of people."