A-League leaders to speed up attack

Ahead of their Jets clash, Brisbane Roar have worked on increasing the tempo of their ball movement this week after struggling against defensively minded sides over the past few weeks.

The Hyundai A-League leaders were held to a scoreless draw by Sydney FC in round five, while last week Brisbane coach John Aloisi claimed Melbourne City played "anti-football" to thwart his team in a 1-1 stalemate.

Those results were split by a 1-0 win over a stubborn Perth Glory but Roar captain Matt McKay reckons Brisbane also have to take responsibility for their lack of goals this month.

"We've got to find solutions if we are under pressure in games," he said on Friday.

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McKay added that quick ball movement has been a focus in training this week, as Brisbane prepare to play Newcastle Jets on Saturday.

The Jets have been one of the best defensive teams in the A-League this season.

Matt McKay v Melbourne City

"We're going to have to work hard, we're going to have to move the ball extremely quick, so tempo's going to be important," McKay said.

"So if we do that and shift them quickly, we're a bigger chance to get some goals."

The 32-year-old midfielder will play his 200th competitive game for Brisbane at Hunter Stadium, which has included two A-League championships and premierships.

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"I've been here since day one at this club and I've seen everything happen, so to play 200 games is pretty special for myself but obviously I want to play more for the club," McKay said.

"I want to win more titles with the club."

McKay also paid tribute to Roar marquee Thomas Broich, who will make his 150th competitive appearance for the club against Newcastle. 

"Tommy's come in and been brilliant, ever since he's been here and, you know, our success has come down to - in a large part - to what he's brought to the club."