Josh Risdon is confident Perth Glory can come up with a plan to stop a Tim Cahill-inspired Melbourne City when the two sides clash in a Harvey Norman Friday Night Football blockbuster.
Glory will head to AAMI Park for Friday night's clash in a confident mood after notching their first win of the Hyundai A-League season, disposing of Wellington Phoenix 2-0 yesterday (Sunday).
But City were even more impressive just 24 hours earlier in their 4-1 demolition of Melbourne Victory.
It all points to a cracker this week in Harvey Norman Friday Night Football.
“Melbourne City are obviously in very good form and they have got some very good attacking players,” Risdon told Fox Sports on Sunday.
“We’re going to have to be on our best.
“We have a short turnaround to Friday but we’ll have a look at their game. I’m sure the coaching staff will work some things out to try and stop some of their players.”
But Glory’s attacking stars also look to be finding some ominous form after producing some silky football in the win over Phoenix.
After a goalless first half at nib Stadium, Glory’s class shone through after the break and they ensured their first three points thanks to a Diego Castro penalty and a rocket from Nebo Marinkovic.
“They [Wellington] came out firing but we were probably a little bit asleep,” Risdon said.
“It gave us a kick that we needed to get back into the game. Lucky we didn’t concede early and we got back into it and started playing our game and started creating some chances.
“If we can get our defence right and keep a clean sheet like we did [against Phoenix] then we know we have the firepower up front to score the goals.”