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  • Writer's pictureJosh Kempton

Glory confident form line about to turn

Perth Glory winger Jarrod Carluccio is confident a winning run is just around the corner despite their indifferent early-season form.

A victory over champions Central Coast Mariners at HBF Park two weeks ago is the Glory’s sole win from their four games this season.

Eleven players departed the club and seven arrived in the offseason, with Carluccio telling Sports Breakfast the team was starting to build some synergy.

“If you look at every game now that we’ve played, we’re growing and growing as a team and as a unit,” Carluccio said.

“We’re looking really strong. We’re working on the little minute things, the one per cent things, that make all the difference come the end of the 90 minutes.

“On the training ground, we’ve been working really hard on fixing those things and making sure that we’re 100 per cent ready to go.”

Carluccio and midfielder Oliver Bozanic are on loan from Western Sydney Wanderers until January, but the 22-year-old said he was keen to extend his agreement to stay in the west.

“I’ve been looking to play as much as I can as a young player. This opportunity came up with a new coach and a new-look Perth Glory, so I was keen to get over here,” he said.

“I’m very grateful that move came to fruition … I’ve just come here with an open mindset.

“I’ve loved being a part of the Glory. I was at Western Sydney for a while, but I feel like I’ve matured a lot as a person since I’ve come here.”

Carluccio was full of praise for new manager Alen Stajcic, saying every player under his watch was “treated with love and care”.

“He’s really clear and concise. I think the group really responds to that,” he said.

“To have a manager that’s transparent and clear in what he wants always makes it easy for the group.

“Whether you’re the most senior player or the youngest player, everyone’s treated the same, everyone’s treated with care and love. It’s been good working under him and hopefully we start to click and go on a run of wins.”

The Glory will look to pick up their second win of the season when they take on Brisbane Roar in Queensland on Sunday, with the game kicking off at 12pm WA time.

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