Sky Blues confident on showdown eve

Sydney FC coach Vitezslav Lavicka spoke of his side’s ‘strong desire’ to notch their first victory of the season when they face Adelaide United at Sydney Football stadium this Saturday (7:30 kick off).

Sydney FC coach Vitezslav Lavicka spoke of his side-s ‘strong desire- to notch their first victory of the season when they face Adelaide United at Sydney Football stadium this Saturday (7:30 kick off).

“We-ve had a troubled period in the early part of the season, but I-m always confident. We know that if we play good football this weekend we-ll be able to win," Lavicka said.

"Adelaide have made a good start and have played well. We saw their victory against North Queensland last weekend so there-s a lot of respect there, but also a strong desire for us to win.”

Alex Brosque (ankle) and captain Terry Mcflynn (hamstring) miss out again, although Lavicka bolstered his attacking options this week with the signing of Brazilian striker, Bruno Cazarine.

Sydney FC is still waiting for Cazarine's clearance that will make him eligible to play.

“We-re very happy with the signing of Bruno. I believe he-ll be an important part of the Sydney FC squad," Lavicka said.

"We-re working hard to get his visa through, we believe he-ll be available but it-s hard to say at the moment. He-s match fit and ready to play so the only issue right now is the visa.

“Alex Brosque and Terry Mcflynn are on a special training programme right now. Unfortunately they-re both unavailable for this game as they need more time. It-s unlucky for us, but we need players who are 100% fit, so we-ll continue with their treatment.”