Greenwood looking for a derby shutout

Greenwood looking for a derby shutout

Posted on May 26, 2017 in 'News'

Jacks keeper Fraser Greenwood is looking for a shut out on Saturday when they host Joondalup United in the local derby.

United are coming off a 4-2 win against Perth Glory last week, with striker Richard Howles bagging four, while the Jacks were edged out by champions Perth SC.

Greenwood said they played well in the last round, and they were unfortunate not take something from the game but he said they were short on personal. “Our last game was probably one of the youngest squads we’ve ever fielded in the NPL, but it wasn’t our day,” he said. “But to lose from being 2-1 up, was disappointing, and we expected to get something out of the game, but that’s football.”

The keeper, who joined the club from Bayswater in the summer, has been in sparkling form, after taking over the reins from Lewis Italiano, and he said the week off last week helped some players get over some injuries. “Having last week off couldn’t have come at a better time with a couple of fresh faces being able to have time to adjust to our style of football,” he said. “We’ve increased our training load over the last fortnight to ensure we’re in ideal shape so there will be no excuses come game time.”

Greenwood made his league debut for the club in the first game against United and he’s looking forward to the local derby, and getting the three points. “Last time we played them was obviously the first game of the year and we had a completely new back four, but we managed to get a point, although we should have got three,” he said of the last minute equaliser from United. “I think with the quality of players coming in and places up for grabs, we’ll push on and believe we can get the three points. We would love nothing more than to get the first win in this local derby.”