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Australian Football: Garcia takes points over performance

Perth Glory coach Richard Garcia admits his side were not at their best but was just delighted to pick up a crucial three points in the 2-0 win over Brisbane Roar.

Glory are targeting the top six of the A-League this season and gave their chances a huge boost thanks to a crucial three points against the Roar.

Fornaroli the hero

Glory striker Bruno Fornaroli was the hero when grabbing a goal either side of half-time to move his side from bottom of the ladder to ninth spot.

It was not the most polished performance by Glory but on this occasion it was all about getting the three points and there were no real complaints from Garcia.

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"It’s the sign of a decent team that they win when they are not at their best," Garcia told reporters after the game. "There were a few glimpses of some very good stuff but simple basics weren’t at their best today."

Glory will now look to back-up the performance by getting a result against Macarthur on Wednesday and then Sydney FC on Sunday and Garcia admits changes could have to be made.

"It’s going to be a big week," Garcia added. "Its going to be a tough ask for some players to back-up and we might have to freshen the line-up."

Sturridge return

Daniel Sturridge returned to the pitch with a 20-minute appearance but looked a bit rusty, which is only to be expected after recovering from illness. But Garcia is calling for patience.

"Everyone, when he (Sturridge) gets the ball, is anticipating something unbelievable," Garcia said. "In time those touches will turn into unbelievable passes and unbelievable goals."

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