Hard-working Western Pride footballer Jacob Minett
Hard-working Western Pride footballer Jacob Minett Chris Simpson

Revised tactics for top Ipswich duel

WESTERN Pride head coach Graham Harvey was pleased to see midfielder Jacob Minett back training this week as he assessed options to cover Brisbane Roar recruit Dylan Wenzel-Halls.

Having Minett on the comeback trail from an ankle injury is an important boost for the team with captain Jesse Rigby still at least a month away (ankle ligament damage).

Preparing for Saturday night's latest National Premier Leagues clash, Harvey was confident his team learnt from their 4-1 FFA Cup loss to Brisbane City before the weekend off.

"Brisbane City were a little bit more hungrier than us for the win there in the Cup,'' he said. "And they did a good job to their game plan.

"We've looked at that this week at training and come up with a few little plans to make sure we do something different.''

Brisbane City are in seventh place tackling the competition leaders in the 7pm clash at the Briggs Road Sporting Complex.

Meanwhile, the Western Pride women are looking for another committed effort at home when they tackle Moreton Bay United in Saturday's 5pm match.

The ninth-placed Pride women have displayed vastly improved form this year under head coach Belinda Kitching.

However, with three wins and two draws from 12 games, Pride have yet to match the top sides like Moreton Bay United.

Fourth-placed Moreton Bay have eight wins and three losses heading into tomorrow's clash.

Game day

NPL: Saturday (7pm) - Western Pride v Brisbane City at the Briggs Road Sporting Complex.

NPL women: Saturday (5pm) - Western Pride v Moreton United at the Briggs Road Sporting Complex.



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