Brisbane vice-captain Jade North says the Roar squad are proud to wear the state’s colours in Saturday night’s match against Sydney FC at Suncorp Stadium.
This weekend’s match will be the first time that Roar will play in the maroon kit, lining up against the sky blue of ladder leader’s Sydney FC.
“It’s a proud colour in this state so we’re all looking forward to wearing it this weekend,” North said.
“We don’t look at any game differently but this one is a bit more special.
“We’ve had many battles in the past and there’ll be many to come too but we’ve got our eye on this weekend and we’re confident going up against a good Sydney FC side.”
Roar welcome Sydney FC to Suncorp Stadium on a four-match undefeated streak as well as a run of ten-games undefeated at home.
The Sky Blues are yet to drop a point this campaign, but the Roar vice-captain believes Brisbane’s’ defence is capable of halting the Sydney’s run.
Brisbane have conceded the fewest shots on target this season, and have allowed just one shot to find the target in the past 180 minutes of football.
“I thought we’ve been quite solid defensively over the past month and once we start scoring some more goals, we’re not too far away from winning games by decent margins,” North said.
“We’re focusing on ourselves and what we can do.”
Striker Jamie Maclaren returns from international duty for Roar’s clash this Saturday against Sydney FC.