Macarthur FC coach Dwight Yorke is demanding more consistency from his team as they seek to return to the winner’s circle against Perth Glory on Sunday afternoon at home.
The Bulls were unfortunate to leave without a point last weekend after succumbing to a late 1-0 loss to Melbourne Victory with Yorke calling for more grit and tenacity from his team for the full 90 minutes.
Macarthur remain in the mid-table log-jam of the Isuzu UTE A-League table going into the round eight clash with Perth but could bounce back into the top six with three points over the Western Australians.
“What we have is a little bit of inconsistency. We want to bring that consistency to the team in terms of results. If we can’t win football matches, we need to make sure that we don’t lose. I think probably that will be the new approach going into this game,” Yorke said.
“How you build momentum is key and you have got to win. Hopefully we will be able to do that this weekend against Perth who are coming off a very good result. From there we can start to build momentum.”
Yorke spoke of the need for referees in the A-League to better protect the more creative players in the competition after captain Ulises Davila and winger Daniel Arzani have been targeted with repeated fouls throughout this season. Arzani was forced off the field with a shoulder injury last week while Davila had only just returned from injury and came under heavy treatment from opponents.
“We certainly have some exciting players on our team and I feel like the opposition is sometimes targeting our key players and that is something that needs to be looked at,” Yorke said. “We are not just crying out, we are not a team that moans and groans about certain situations because after all, it’s a man’s game but we just need to be fair with the decisions that are made.”
Macarthur FC face Perth Glory at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Sunday December 18. Kick-off is at 5pm. Tickets available here: https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=MACARTHU23