The Phoenix are winless after five rounds with just two draws to their name. They will also be without Andrew Durante and Michael McGlinchey because of Saturday's All Whites World Cup playoff.

But Reddy says winless Wellington are still a "good team".

"I think they're going alright," he told FourFourTwo.

"I think they're a good team. You take McGlinchey out and Durante out and you've still got Dario Vidosic, (Roy) Krishna, those players can beat you so we know what we're up against. We know it's a tough trip. We know they'll definitely be up for it.

"There's the All Whites game before so I'm sure a lot of people will be there for the game the next day, so it should be a good crowd. It's a good place to go and we'll be up for it."

Perth have yet to win an away game this season with two losses and a draw away from nib Stadium.

Reddy admits improving the club's away form is a big target for the club.

"It means a lot," the keeper said.

"If we can obviously win our games at home, and we have to be a lot better away from home, that will get us in the top two and that's our target this year. Kenny's talked about it and it's something we've talked about as a group to be better away from home."

Reddy will come up against rookie Wellington goalkeeper Keegan Smith for the first time this weekend. Smith signed his first professional contract with the Phoenix yesterday after some solid displays this season.

Veteran Reddy has been impressed by the 18-year-old.

"He's been good," he said.

"It's always hard when you get thrown in that young. He's done well and obviously we'll see how he goes this week. But I'm sure that he'll get tested. Good luck to him, he's doing well. I think he tried to blow a kiss at someone.

"That's him, probably keepers have to be a little different. Hopefully our boys can keep him nice and quiet on the weekend."