Brisbane Roar haven’t scored for almost seven succeessive halves of football.
Brisbane Roar have gone 311 minutes without scoring a goal, but coach Warren Moon isn’t concerned.
The Roar, who meet Perth Glory at HBF Park on Friday night, haven’t scored since Japanese midfielder Riku Danzaki netted in the 49th minute of their 5-2 home win over Melbourne Victory on February 6.
Since that win, the Roar have lost 2-0 to Macarthur FC, and had successive 0-0 draws with Newcastle and Sydney FC.
“We would obviously like to score, and we haven’t scored in three but I will say is we’re still creating the same amount of chances per match and we’re in the areas where we can score, and look to affect and win the game,” Moon said.
“We’re creating chances, we’re getting into positions, and as long as we’re doing that, I’m happy.
“I’m not looking at the face that we haven’t scored as an issue. It’s more an issue when we’re not getting anywhere near the goal and (not) creating chances.”
The Roar’s bid to end their goal-scoring drought has been hurt with the unavailability of former Socceroos striker Scott McDonald, who injured his hamstring against Sydney last Saturday.
“He will be out for a couple of weeks at least. He’s working hard to get back on the park as quickly as possible,” Moon said.
In better news for the Roar, captain and defensive rock Tom Aldred is set to play after overcoming a hamstring problem he also suffered against the Sky Blues last weekend.
“He’s trained all week. There was a misconception he’d torn the muscle. That wasn’t the case,” Moon said.
“It was more of a strike in an area which caused a neural thing down the leg. He’ll be fully fit to go to Perth.”
The Glory are itching to play, with their most recent match having been against Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium on February 5.
Following their 2-1 win over the Reds, the Glory squad returned home to spend two weeks in quarantine.
Glory coach Richard Garcia said such breaks had to expected due to the ramifications of COVID-19.
“This season is going to continually put these challenges up and I think (the players) are doing very, very well with it,” Garcia said.
“For us, it was possibly a good break just to sit back and look at other teams and see how we’d fare against them tactically, but the boys are dying now to get back out there and play some football.”