Australian Football: Halloran rules out Roar complacency

30 November 2021 23:10:13 GMTPlus11

Adelaide United winger Ben Halloran says they will not be underestimating pointless Brisbane Roar when the two sides clash on Saturday.

Adelaide are priced at 2.25 to finish in the top six of the A-League and have made a solid start to the season with draws against Perth Glory and Melbourne City.

Roar off to a losing start

The same cannot be said for Roar who lost the opening game of the season 2-1 against Melbourne City and were then thumped 3-0 by Melbourne Victory at the weekend.

However Halloran says it is far too early in the A-League season to right Brisbane off and he expects them to come out fighting at the weekend.

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"We have only played a couple of games and they have both been away games for them," Halloran told reporters on Tuesday. "We know that they're quite strong at home.

"And we played them in the pre-season and they beat us 2-0 and we didn't play very well. That's an added incentive for us going there, we know what we're up against.

"But I don't think we can underestimate them. It's too early in the season to tell who is going to be there at the end of the season."

Reds focus

Halloran says they are well aware of how Brisbane will approach the game but Adelaide are more focused on their own performance.

"If we play our own game, we're good enough to beat any team in the comp," Halloran added. "Defensively we need to tighten up a little bit.

"And also in the final third, we're creating a lot of chances but we just need to be a bit more clinical."

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