Adelaide United will face West Adelaide in Round 6 of the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues, when they travel to Berri Oval in the Riverland on Saturday.
Adelaide United return to National Premier League action, following a break due to Round 1 of the Westfield FFA Cup. The goal of the Young Reds this season will be to continue to develop their football, and play the best they can against tough opposition as the season progresses.
Despite falling to Para Hills Knights, 2-1, the team played some good football in Round 5 with Josh Mori and Lachlan Brook the standouts, as well as a solid defence in moments. Meanwhile, an undefeated West Adelaide grabbed the three points over Cumberland United.
Adelaide United Head Coach, Huss Skenderovic, said the break has freshened up his side, and their main focus this year is to develop into a better footballing side.
“We had the bye last week, due to the Westfield FFA Cup, so that has given us the opportunity to get out any little injuries and freshen up the squad,” he said.
“Training has been fantastic, and after the break, it brings a lot of spirit back into the team.
“Our focus is on trying to play a better brand of football and really put our focus on the developmental side of winning the game, by playing good football.
“We just have to be patient, and we have no other expectations other than to implement those main principles that we have been working on and then the results should take care of themselves.
“When we see those results, it would just mean we are playing better football and that we are progressing into a better team.
According to Skenderovic, the team have remained positive, and know what to work for this season.
“The boys are still really positive, and they realise the toughness of the competition and what our current focus is on, so there are no issues regarding their morale.
“You notice it in training, and training has been really good, and the younger players especially, become wiser to the experience.
“That can still take a bit of time, but we look at it as a good pathway for them where they can become better footballers.
The Reserves will be in action against West Adelaide Reserves on Thursday night at The Parks Football Centre. Kick-off is 8:30pm.