"Massive" match for the Jets

 

Royce Brownlie who scored both goals in Jets' 2-1 victory at Brisbane City last season. Picture Albert Perez.

 

Good start to season is vital, says keeper Matt

 

MORETON Bay United keeper Matt Stein says Saturday’s PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland opener at Brisbane City is “massive”.


And Stein, who joined Jets from City during the summer, is determined to put past allegiances and friendships to one side in the battle for vital points.


“It’s one of the most important games of the year, massive," he said, “I’ve always believed winning’s a habit and we’ve been pretty good in pre-season.


“But drop three points in the first game and that’s immediately a gap to close. So getting three points is important to get the season going.


“It’s almost scripted that I’m going back there for the first game of the season. I made a lot of friends there and met a lot of good people, but I wouldn’t mind going back and getting the points.

 

“I think all the boys are going in one direction, we all want to get wins, we want to work together.


Jets' new goalkeeper Matt Stein

 

“Adam (Piddick) and Dave (Harris) have been pushing us in the right direction, no-one giving an inch or giving up on those one per centers, those little things which are really important to getting results.”


Technical Director Adam Piddick believes one of the keys to Saturday’s game will be mental preparation.


“The coaching staff have prepared the boys well,” he said. “they’re where we want them to be physically, now it’s just how we turn up on game day and apply ourselves properly.


“I’m happy with where the boys are, going in to a game against one of the big clubs, and looking forward to it.


“Nothing’s changed for us, we’re still looking to improve as a team and as individuals throughout the whole club. We’re just worrying about what we’re doing.”