Returning Newcastle Jets keeper Jack Duncan says his side is buoyed by their recent win over Melbourne City and plans to repeat the dose at AAMI Park on Saturday night.
City were the last team that the Jets defeated in the Hyundai A-League, a 2-1 triumph in Coffs Harbour back in round 17.
Duncan is set to make his return to Hyundai A-League action following a hip-flexor complaint for Saturday night's crunch clash in Melbourne.
Jets looking for repeat against City
The Jets followed their game plan against City near-on perfectly in Coffs in January and the former Randers shot stopper believes if he and his teammates can do the same they’ll be every chance of stunning City once more.
“We can take confidence out of the fact that we went up there (to Coffs Harbour) and were defensively very solid,” Duncan said.
“We also scored two good goals.”
“We just need to stick to our game plan. We did that the last game when we beat them, and if we go down there and have the same mentality and be positive then we can get the win.”
“It will be a different atmosphere, a different crowd, but at the end of the day it’s 11 players against 11 players."
Duncan excited about return from injury
Duncan - who has made 58 saves in the Hyundai A-League this campaign - has missed the club’s past two matches through injury.
“It has been frustrating on the sidelines.
“I am not very good at watching. (But) it was a good thing to get the split round to give me an extra week to recover.”
“We have one position to play for and whoever plays we back each other to do the job and support each other as best as we can.”
“Tommy [arcaba] has trained with us for the last few months and I thought against Brisbane (Roar) he was outstanding,” he said.