Glory-Adelaide Preview: Reds target reeling Perth

The visitors from South Australia will look to build on their stunning win over the champions when they tackle the manager-less hosts at nib Stadium
The big question mark surrounds whether captain Jacob Burns is back for the Glory, although given his omission cost Alistair Edwards his job, you would imagine the interim Perth boss would be naming the veteran before he does any other player. The other question is on the availability of Edwards' son Ryan, who missed a big chance to equalize against the Melbourne Victory last week - a game Perth went on to lose 2-0, while his brother Cameron would have a big doubt over his head too.

For the Reds, Fabio Ferreira (adductor) is sidelined for a fortnight, and will likely be replaced in the starting XI by the same man who came on for him against the Mariners - Jeronimo Neumann. Jeronimo went on to score to all but sew up his starting spot this week.

The Glory have been decimated by the spat between Edwards and Burns. Will they have enough unity on the pitch to give them a much-needed boost?

Adelaide's biggest priority is backing it up from last week. They've had their breakout performance. But can they preserve the form?

Spaniard Sergio Cirio is a potential game-breaker. He had a goal and an assist in the Reds' thrashing of the Mariners, creating an opportunity out of nothing after putting in the cross for Adelaide's opener.

Glory's steep fall from grace could not have been timed worse, as the Reds finally found winning form with a 4-0 thrashing of Central Coast. Perth's cultural problems seem deeper than the Alistair Edwards-Jacob Burns stoush, and one should not expect the usual 'bounce back under a new coach result' here - especially seeing Edwards' two kids could still be in the mix to play. Adelaide, who offloaded a little bit of pressure on Josep Gombau's shoulders last start, will be free of worry, and can capitalise on a distracted Perth.

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