Win five of the last seven games – that’s the equation for the Reds according to captain Eugene Galekovic.
Win five of the last seven games – that-s what the Reds need to do to be a chance of featuring in the 2011/12 finals series according to captain Eugene Galekovic.
Five points behind the sixth placed Newcastle Jets heading into Week 19 of the season, there are still more than enough points on the table for the Reds if they are good enough.
The first sign of whether they are or will come on Sunday at Skilled Park against Gold Coast United, a team that put three past the Reds in their last meeting back in December.
It was a game that ultimately spelt the end of former United coach Rini Coolen-s reign, but a lot has passed under the bridge since then. While the Reds are still planted in ninth spot, they have certainly demonstrated a renewed resolve and this is evident in Galekovic-s optimism that the season is not over by a long way.
“We need to win five games out of the seven. It-s definitely possible, we believe in ourselves and it starts on Sunday – we need three points,” Galekovic said.
“We-ll play to the best of our ability, we-ve had a good couple of days on the track and that-s going to continue for the next few days and we-ll be ready for them.”
However, as desperate as the Reds are to keep their season alive, Galekovic is fully aware they face a Gold Coast United team that was beaten 4-0 by Perth last weekend and finds their season even deeper under water.
“They (Gold Coast) are coming off a bad loss and we know they-ll come out firing on their turf,” Galekovic said.
After Gold Coast moved one of their home games to Hindmarsh this season, it has been over a year since the teams last met at Skilled Park and interestingly, all three of the previous encounters have ended in draws. A point each will not be enough for either team this time around.