Fresh from his own injury layoff, Sydney FC defender Matthew Jurman vowed to claim the three points for injured Sky Blues duo Corey Gameiro and Ali Abbas against Perth Glory on Thursday night (kick off 7:30pm).
Jurman returned to the fold with an appearance off the bench in the Sydney Derby, and he’s eyeing off more minutes as he believes the depth of the squad will see the Sky Blues through the top of the table encounter.
“It was good to come back, obviously it was only a minute but I was happy to get back on the field and help the boys out,” he said.
“I was out for about a month and that [the Sydney Derby] was the game I had pinned in to come back in so I was just happy to get some minutes. I was itching to get on earlier but I was happy to get the draw with the boys.
“Hopefully I can build on it for tomorrow and we can get a good result tomorrow at home,” he continued.
“We need to look forward, tomorrow is another game for us and we need to go out there and win for our injured boys.
“The feeling is very confident we’ve got a great squad up from the goalkeepers to the strikers so I think whoever plays we’ve got our utmost confidence that they’ll do the job for us.”
Jurman praised the togetherness Head Coach Graham Arnold has instilled in the squad and he believes if the squad can continue their good defensive form then more results will follow.
“It’s always nice when your coach is looking after you,” Jurman said.
“As a club we all want to stick together, players, coaches and fans, so it’s always nice when you get the support of your coach.
That’s one of the main things he wanted to do when he came to the club at the start of the year and I think he’s done a great job of it.
“Perth are doing really well,” he continued.
“I think it’s going to be a great game tomorrow night and hopefully we can get a lot of fans and they can help us get the win.
“If you can concede less goals it’s going to be easier to win the games and at home we want to make this a fortress and hopefully we can get a big turnout and get another win under our belt.”
Sydney FC take on the Perth Glory at Allianz Stadium on Thursday night (kick off 7:30pm) in a top of the table clash. Come straight from work and enjoy some midweek football as the Sky Blues look to equal their club record undefeated streak. Gates open at 6:30pm.
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