Vidosic can’t wait for Bluetongue challenge

Dario Vidosic was an absentee when the Reds took on the Central Coast Mariners back in December but there is no chance the attacking midfielder will miss facing the league leaders this time around.

Dario Vidosic was an absentee when the Reds took on the Central Coast Mariners back in December but there is no chance the attacking midfielder will miss facing the league leaders this time around.

When the teams met in that top of the table clash back in Week 9, Vidosic was watching from his lounge room due to a knee injury that also kept him from being available for the Qantas Socceroos squad for the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) East Asia Cup 2013 qualifying tournament.

The game saw the Mariners score a come from behind 2-1 win at Bluetongue Stadium to see them go clear top and record a sixth straight victory over the Reds.

But Vidosic believes it is time for the trend to change. After a disappointing defeat to Melbourne Heart last Friday night, Vidosic exudes energy and enthusiasm when speaking about the prospect of trying to topple the league-s pacesetters.

“It-s a great chance again. Unfortunately last week (against Melbourne Heart) we had more possession, more shots and I think it was just one of those nights, so now we-ve got an opportunity to go equal top and everything is there for us to forget about last week and get a positive result,” Vidosic said.

Adelaide United-s leading scorer this season with eight goals to his name has fully recovered from a badly bruised hip he suffered against the Heart, and he has no doubt the Reds have it in them to bring back all three points and draw level at the top with the Mariners on the table.

“It-s going to be a blockbuster game because they (the Mariners) know they can pull away and we know we can catch up, so we-re all really looking forward to it and we just can-t wait to get out there and put the wrongs right from last week,” Vidosic said.

“They try to make it difficult and then counter on the break, and when you play away you always want to try and keep the crowd out of it, so if we keep the ball, move it around, we-ve got a lot of players who can create chances and hopefully we can put a few goals away.”

“We need to be smart in what we do and make sure we-re tight at the back and through midfield.”