Roar coach focused on own team
BRISBANE Roar coach Mike Mulvey is not buying into talk Perth Glory is a club in trouble, ahead of tonight's A-League clash at Suncorp Stadium.
The Glory has been plagued by on and off-field issues and has dropped to equal last after not winning in its past six games.
But Mulvey preferred to focus on a couple of minor worries of his own, including losses to Newcastle and Melbourne Heart in the past two weeks.
"I see the fact that we've lost two games in two weeks," Mulvey said.
"It doesn't matter who we're playing, we need to turn up and play, and it just so happens that it's the team from the west."
The Roar mentor said he believed interim Glory coach Kenny Lowe was the right man to lead his team out of its form slump.
The two know each other well going back to when Mulvey (pictured) coached the Queensland Academy of Sport and Lowe the Western Australian Institute of Sport, before both moved up the ranks.
"Kenny's a very passionate man," Mulvey said.
"He's got a desire to succeed and he's got some good players there. It'll be a big challenge for us."
Mulvey said his team was bitterly disappointed with a 0-all draw last time it played Perth away in round 15, despite star striker Besart Berisha being sent off after just half an hour.
"We were disappointed we didn't get the win because we played very, very well ... we outplayed them with 10 players," Mulvey said.