Jets' coach on Strikers showdown:

Royce Brownlie's glancing header gave Jets the lead at Strikers in the FFA Cup this season. Picture: Albert Perez.


Big game but will not decide season - Piddick 

 

JETS’ coach Adam Piddick says Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash with Brisbane Strikers is a “big” match – but it will not decide the season.

“This is a big one,” he said of the match at Wolter Park, kick-off 6pm. “Strikers realistically have to come and beat us. But there’s still a lot to play for after this game.

“We try to go out to win every game and there are no desperate measures to change.

We’ll do what we’ve been doing all year.”

That has seen Jets, who have led the competition since round three, open up a two-point gap on Strikers and have a game in hand.

While Strikers were surprisingly held to a goalless draw at home by Far North Queensland last weekend, Jets were winning 2-1 at Brisbane City.

“ I thought in the second half we were almost back to our best,” said Piddick, “and it was very important to get back to that.

 “Strikers are probably the biggest team in this league with all their infrastructure and the opportunities.

“We are still very young as a club and everyone involved should be very proud of what

has been achieved.

“But we still have some way to go and things to achieve to be consistently challenging for the title.”

Jets will have Stephen Green back in the squad to face Strikers after missing the last two weeks.