United to remain positive heading into Victory clash


Western United head coach Mark Rudan says his side will remain positive as they begin preparations for Sunday’s big derby with Melbourne Victory.

United looked to return to winning ways at GMHBA Stadium on the weekend, but the Sky Blues showed why they’re reigning champions winning 2-0 through an Adam Le Fondre brace.

“We had a lot of the ball but didn’t penetrate like we would have wished tonight.

“I can’t fault the boys with how they moved the ball from the backline to the front.

“It’s about composure and making the right choices in front of goal, so we’ll keep working hard.”

The United boss also made it clear that there won’t be any dramatic changes made during the week.

“There is absolutely nothing wrong with how we play.

“We want to be a team that finds solutions.

“The focus is on the attacking third and being more clinical but we won’t change our style.

“We won’t panic. We’ll continue to push on.”

Rudan also praised Sydney’s performance, who were defensively solid throughout.

“Sydney have proven how good they are this season being ruthless and they did that tonight.

“I have to give them a lot of credit.”

Western United will now turn their attention to Melbourne Victory this Sunday.


Western United’s next home game is against Melbourne Victory on Sunday, December 8 at GMHBA Stadium, Geelong. Kick-off is 4:00 pm.

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