Kilkenny keen to look ahead as Newcastle trip beckons


Neil Kilkenny was keen to look forward rather than dwell on Glory’s most recent result when he fronted the media on Wednesday morning.


The men in purple suffered their first defeat of the campaign last time out, going down 2-1 to Central Coast and the midfielder acknowledged that they had not been at their best in that HBF Park clash.

But he was quick to emphasise that the team are now fully focused on getting back to winning ways in Saturday’s Round 5 fixture against Newcastle Jets at McDonald Jones Stadium (kick off at 2pm WST).

“Obviously it’s not good to lose games, but it happens,” he said.

“You’re going to win and lose games in the season, but you can’t dwell on losses.

“You have to look forward to the next game and putting it right and that’s what we’re doing.

“In the first half [against Central Coast] we didn’t play so well, but in the second half we dominated and probably had the chances to come back and win the game.

“So it was just one those things.

“Bad performances happen and now we need to bounce back and we’re excited about Saturday’s game.

“If we win our next couple of games, no-one will be talking about our last game.”

Not that the man who has played every minute of Glory’s four games this term is expecting Ernie Merrick’s Jets to make life easy for the visitors.

“We know it’s going to be a tough game,” he said.

” We respect Newcastle; we know that they have some good individuals.

“When they’re playing well, they’re very good, but we know that if we can play at the top of our game, we’re going to be hard to stop.”