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Australian Football: Sail backs Nix to kick on

Wellington Phoenix goalkeeper Oli Sail believes they are one of the best sides in the A-League when they are on their game and are hitting form at the right time.

The Phoenix are priced at 4/9 to finish in the top six of the A-League this season and are bang on course for finals after going on a five-match unbeaten streak.

Confidence is high

The run has taken them to sixth place on the ladder and they also have games in hand on the sides around them.

Ufuk Talay's men have a great chance to keep the run going when they face struggling Brisbane Roar on Saturday and Sail says confidence is high in the camp.

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"I didn’t think we were playing our best football early on, but I said that we would be competing up near the top half of the table and that’s starting to take shape," Sail told reporters on Friday.

"Hopefully we’re competing right at the top end of the table, because honestly on our day I’m not too sure many teams can beat the best Phoenix performance."

Strong mindset

The Nix maybe on a roll but Sail knows the run will have to come to an end at some point. However he says a setback would not derail their push and they are capable of getting back on track.

"The best teams don’t win every week. That’s the nature of football and a league, so it happens to the best. It’s an important mindset to have," he added. "There’s so much football to be played and in a short period of time too so we don’t really have time to think about a loss, which is a positive thing if you ask me.

"You’re always building for the next game, because at this stage of the season it’s only a few days around the corner. I don’t think a loss will set us back like it did last time."

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