They’re flying high on the back of a four-game A-League winning run but Brisbane Roar are well aware there is plenty more to be achieved this season.
The Roar will take on newcomers Macarthur FC at Dolphin Stadium on Tuesday, three days after a comprehensive 5-2 defeat of Melbourne Victory at the venue last Saturday.
Confidence is soaring on the back of recent performances but fullback Corey Brown says the team is well aware the season has only just begun.
“We’re only five games in,” Brown told AAP.
“Obviously it’s a good start, four wins, but we’re not getting too ahead of ourselves.
“We’re not thinking about anything more than tomorrow night. It’s a good feeling, everyone’s confident but we’re not looking further past Macarthur.”
The Roar’s five goals against Victory means they have scored 13 already this season having managed just 29 in 26 regular-season matches last time out.
While the likes of Dylan Wenzel-Halls, Scott McDonald and Japanese youngster Riku Danzaki are leading the way up front for the Roar, Brown and the rest of the Brisbane defence have an ambition of their own against Macarthur.
“We were a little bit unhappy with the two goals we conceded (against Victory), but that’s because we have such high standards for ourselves,” he said.
“We expect to defend properly.
“We haven’t got a clean sheet this season, so that’s what we’re going out to achieve. Hopefully we get one tomorrow night.”
The Roar have included fullback Jack Hingert in their squad after he missed out against Victory with a corked thigh, but could be unchanged against the Bulls.
Macarthur will welcome back ex-Socceroos captain Mark Milligan after he missed last Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Western Sydney through suspension, while James Meredith and Charles M’Mombwa have both been dropped.
STATS THAT MATTER
* A fifth consecutive A-League win for Brisbane would equal the club record set between January 26, 2011 and February 19, 2011.
* This will be Macarthur’s first A-League fixture outside NSW after away matches against Western Sydney and Newcastle so far this season.
* After seven goals in 41 games over the past two seasons, Roar striker Dylan Wenzel-Halls has five this season from five appearances.