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Allianz A-League pitch concerns for Rojas

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 2/05/2017 Ben McKay
Marco Rojas © AAPNZNewsWire Marco Rojas

Marco Rojas' shot for A-League club success has arrived, and the fleet-footed Melbourne Victory winger won't let a dodgy Allianz Stadium pitch slow him down.

On Sunday, Victory will confront red hot favourites Sydney FC in the grand final at the Moore Park venue.

It's the showpiece match of the A-League season but will be played on the worst pitch in the competition in recent weeks, according to A-League players.

Votes collated from Professional Footballers Australia's weekly rankings of the stadiums reveal an alarming drop-off in the quality of Sydney FC's home deck.

That much was evident from last Saturday's semi-final.

Perth Glory star Diego Castro was seen to lose his footing at crucial moments in the match, lashing out in frustration at the bumpy, muddy surface.

It's not what New Zealand international Rojas - who relies on trickery in much the same as Castro - would have wanted to see leading into the grand final.

Things could get even worse for the May 7 match, given a Super Rugby fixture between the NSW Waratahs and the Blues is to be played there the night before.

Rojas said he was concerned but would battle through.

"Having played on that pitch before it's a little bit of a worry," he told AAP.

"I never wear studs as well so we'll see how it goes.

"I've played in the (Pacific) Islands and different places.

"Were professionals. We just have to deal with it. They're playing on the same pitch. It will be a good football match."

The Sky Blues will be firm favourites for the match, given their performances over the regular season and in last week's finals.

Graham Arnold's team dismissed Perth 3-0, while Victory claimed a 1-0 win over Brisbane in their semi-final.

Rojas said the scoreline against the Roar didn't reflect their performance.

"I think we were pretty dominant. We turned up, pressed and worked hard," he said.

"If we were more clinical in front of goal we could have won by more.

"I'm over the moon to be there. To get a chance at my maiden grand final is really exciting."

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