Grand final revenge not on Glory's radar

Neil Kilkenny believes Perth's results have not truly reflected their performances this season.
Neil Kilkenny believes Perth's results have not truly reflected their performances this season.

Perth A-League midfielder Neil Kilkenny says revenge won't be on his mind when the Glory take on Sydney FC in a grand final re-match.

Sydney beat Perth in a penalty shootout in last season's decider, denying Glory the Premiers Plate and championship double.

The stakes won't be nearly as high when the two teams lock horns again on Saturday night at HBF Park, but Perth find themselves in desperate need of a win.

The Glory have posted just one victory from their opening five games, leaving them six points adrift of second-placed Sydney.

Kilkenny says he has moved on from last season's grand final heartbreak and is instead putting his full focus into helping Glory kickstart their current campaign.

"It's just another game. The grand final was months ago," he said.

"At the end of the day we just want to get results, it doesn't matter who it's against. We just want to win, that's the main thing."

Glory have scored just six goals this campaign despite boasting proven goalscorers Bruno Fornaroli, Diego Castro and Chris Ikonomidis.

Kilkenny believed the Glory have been playing well without being rewarded for their efforts.

"I think a lot of teams have shown us a lot more respect this year," he said.

"We dominate the game possession wise. A lot of teams sit compact and try to hit us on the break.

"We haven't scored the goals that we need, so hopefully we can change that now."

HBF Park has become a fortress for Glory in recent seasons but they suffered a shock 2-1 loss to Central Coast in their most recent outing there.

Kilkenny said they was determined to make up for that loss.

Australian Associated Press