Griffiths wary of embattled Jets


With two back to back man-of-the-match performances under his belt, Rostyn Griffiths isn’t allowing for complacency to set in, as Perth Glory FC prepares to host second last, Newcastle Jets, in round 10 of the Hyundai A-League at nib Stadium this Friday night.

The 26-year old who scored the equaliser against Sydney FC was voted best on ground in the dramatic come from behind 2-1 victory over the Sky Blues at Allianz Stadium last week.

But Griffiths is wary of the winless Jets, who’ve surrendered their lead in 5 out of 9 games this season.

“I think the Jets are probably disappointed, I think they’ve obviously had a lot of injuries and people coming back late against them and obviously uncertainty around the club,” he said.

“I think they still have a lot to offer, they’ve got some dangerous players, Flores and Joel Griffiths, people like that who can score goals – you never take any games in the A-League lightly.

The Jets travel to Perth for the second time in two months. They were leading the Round 4 clash 1-0 but with only minutes to go, it was super-sub Jamie Maclaren who spoilt the party with his sizzling 120 second brace to help Glory clinch the match 2-1.

Griffiths was confident Glory had the cattle to face off against the Jets tomorrow, play in the FFA Cup Final next week in Adelaide and then return to nib Stadium to face his former club the Mariners.

 “These next (few) weeks are really big. Two home games for me are the most crucial, the FFA Cup final is obviously massive, everyone wants to win it but for me, I’m all about the league,” he said.

“[We’ve got] good players, a good attitude and everyone is going in the same direction. I had the same feeling at the Central Coast Mariners when they were successful. It was a different feeling here last year, this year it’s just totally different, new players, new mentality and good coaching.

Griffiths was quick to put a lid on expectation, but said that it was great to be a part of a team enjoying the success since the start of the 2014-15 season.

“If our confidence isn’t good now, when is it going be? Top of the league, boys are starting to play well and probably still even more to give. Couple of home games, so a chance to really kick on and widen the gap between us and second place.”

Tickets are still available to the game for what is expected to be a beautiful summers evening in Perth.

Kick-off is at 6.45

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