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Australian Football: Glory urged to keep it simple

Perth Glory boss Richard Garcia is urging his players to keep it simple as they go in search of back-to-back wins against Macarthur on Wednesday night.

Glory are priced at 9/4 to finish in the top six of the A-League and can close the gap with victory over the Bulls in Launceston.

Blustery conditions

Glory have relocated to Tasmania for three games before they return home to Perth and the players had to deal with swirling winds during the 2-0 win over Brisbane Roar at the UTAS Stadium on Sunday.

There may be similar conditions against Macarthur but Garcia says they just need to stick to the basics and do the simple things well.

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The performance against Roar was "indifferent" according to Garcia and he is hoping for better on Wednesday.

"The patterns and everything we’ve been doing have been pretty good," Garcia told reporters. "It’s more about the basic stuff, our control, the simple stuff. We’re got to do the simple stuff well.

"We keep talking about that to the group, our behaviours have got to remain the same regardless of what game it is, how tired we are, what stage of the game it is.

"The group said the wind was pretty strong and it swirls in there. They said the ball was moving all over the place. That’s something the guys have had a taste of now and can probably adapt to it the second time round."

Calver boost

Meanwhile Glory have been handed a boost after defender Aaron Calver passed a fitness test on his back and will be available for selection.

Calver landed heavily on his back during the win over Brisbane but thankfully for Glory there is no damage and he can take his place in the heart of the defence.

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