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Australian Football: Corica targeting top spot

Sydney FC coach Steve Corica has been delighted with the performances of his side in recent weeks and has set his sights on going top of the A-League ladder on Saturday.

The Sky Blues are priced at 11/2 to win the 2021/22 A-League grand final and can go top of the pile if they beat current leaders Western United on Saturday.

Great run of form

Sydney came in for some heavy criticism after making their worst start to a season in a decade but have since bounced back to win four out of their last seven games.

They have suffered just one defeat in that time and all of a sudden Corica's men are flying high and looking to go above Western United.

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"Yeah some very good performances in the last three weeks," Corica told AAP ahead of the game. "We've shown great character in all three of the games and it doesn't take much in the A-League, you get a few results together and you're right up the table.

"We went through that busy period of five-six games in 18 days and that's obviously a difficult time to pick up maximum points but we've come out of it pretty well at the moment and now the other teams have to go through that."

Players returning

Corica has also been boosted by the return of key players with Adam Le Fondre, Bobo and Milos Ninkovic all back available.

He has also added Dutch forward Luciano Narsingh to his squad for the rest of the season so the Sky Blues are looking strong.

"Obviously that helps having players back," Corica added. "Adam's back and getting better all the time, we expect Kosta (Barbarouses) to be back maybe next week. Bobo's obviously hitting form now off the bench.

"It's nice to have a lot of these boys back because once everyone's back we do have a variable squad."

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