Macarthur eyeing back to back wins for the first time in club history

Macarthur in training. Picture: Macarthur FC.

Macarthur FC will be looking to get back to back wins for the first time in its history when it takes on Adelaide United at Campbelltown Stadium tomorrow night.

The Bulls are sitting pretty in fourth place on the table after a comprehensive 2-0 win over Brisbane at Redcliffe on Tuesday.

It will be the third game in a week for the Bulls, who have the chance to make it seven points from three matches.

Still yet to win a game at home, Macarthur head coach Ante Milicic told reporters on Thursday that his side will be eager to break the duck.

“We go into every game looking to win whether we play home or away obviously the home record hasn’t been great but we get an opportunity on Friday night in front of our home fans to hopefully get that right,” Milicic said.

“Adelaide’s an excellent side, they’ve got a lot of threats but ultimately we got to make sure we are fresh and go with the right 18 into the squad.

“We have analysed them as we do with every opponent, we looked to have recovered well so far and ultimately it’s up to us.

“We believe in our playing style, we’re at home, we take the game to the opposition and if we can execute right, I think we are a chance of getting a positive result.”

The Bulls are set to wait until the final stages to announce its starting XI tomorrow night with the possibility of a few to be rested while a few players will need to prove their fitness.

“There’s a duty of care of course towards the players and their loads and we have got to look long term at the whole season and what we have got in front of us,” Milicic said.

“We will definitely make a couple of changes but at the same time we will wait up until an hour and a half before the game to decide on the starting XI.”

Both Jake McGing and Antonis Martis suffered cramps late in the game against Roar but should be right according to the coach.

“With Jake, that’s his first start in a long time but what it showed is that he could play at that level and he got through a lot of work and he did well,” Milicic said.

“He’s a lot better today, he has another 24-hours before the game starts, I think Antonis (Martis) is another player as well who came off late in the game with cramps but there available for selection.

“When we look at our squad as a whole, the only one unavailable is Popovic so we will give our players up until an hour and a half before kick-off and then we will make a final decision then.”

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