Reds starting to build momentum

Following a second straight home win, midfielder Jake Barker-Daish is optimistic the Reds can roll it on into 2014 when they host Sydney FC in their first game of the New Year.

Following a second straight home win, midfielder Jake Barker-Daish is optimistic the Reds can roll it on into 2014 when they host Sydney FC in their first game of the New Year.

It-s amazing what some positive results can do. Three weeks ago Adelaide United had just one win from nine games and had to yet to go a game without conceding a goal. Fast forward to 12 rounds in and the Reds have picked up seven points out of a possible nine and recorded three clean sheets on the bounce in their past three games.

JBD, who has played cameo roles off the bench in the Reds- past four games and six in total, believes the squad never doubted the direction it is heading even when results weren-t going their way, but now that there have been a string of positive outcomes, it has enhanced the feeling around the change room.

“We got a good point against Perth given the circumstances surrounding them in the week leading up, and then a good hard fought win yesterday, so hopefully we can keep building on it this week against Sydney FC,” Barker-Daish said.

“I think there has always been belief since Round 1. It was just a process in building up and once we got that win against Central Coast we knew we could build on it.”

“We-ve just stuck to our guns and got better and smarter and learnt to deal with things that maybe we didn-t deal with so well in the early stages of the season, but now that we-ve got momentum and confidence that always helps as well.”

Friday-s game against the Sky Blues will be JBD-s last game before he joins the Australian U22 squad that will fly out for Oman to compete in the AFC U22 Championships.

To hear what else Barker-Daish had to say at the Reds- recovery session, click on the video link above.