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Roar up for Glory fight: Tommy Oar

AAP logoAAP 24/10/2016 Vince Rugari

Tommy Oar has declared Brisbane Roar will be up for the fight when they host early A-League pacesetters Perth Glory on Sunday.

After a scratchy start to the season, the Roar notched their first win with a 1-0 result over Central Coast in Gosford at the weekend.

The Glory are second on the ladder and undefeated following a stunning 3-2 win away to Melbourne City - the game in which coach Kenny Lowe earned a two-match touchline ban for abusing a referee.

Lowe bristled in his post-match press conference at the suggestion Perth were overly physical, but there's no doubt his battle-hardened side has combined tactical smarts with a determined on-ball presence to good effect this season.

Oar is expecting a typically unapologetic performance from the Glory, but said Brisbane will look to play the game on their terms.

"They've got a lot of experience, a lot of big boys," he told reporters on Tuesday.

"For us, the focus will be purely on our style of play.

"Suncorp's quite a big pitch, we've got a lot of agile, nimble players and I think if we play to the way we know we can, we can kind of avoid the physical battles.

"But there's no doubt, at the same time, we'll be up for the fight as well."

The Roar and Glory met twice during the pre-season - first in an FFA Cup round of 32 clash at Ballymore, which fell 2-0 to Perth, and then again last month in a behind-closed-doors trial match won 4-0 by Brisbane.

Perth could regain star trio Rhys Williams, Adam Taggart and Shane Lowry, who all missed the win over City at AAMI Park but are in contention to return this week.

Oar, meanwhile, is slowly building up confidence and fitness as he looks to get his international career back on track.

Having pulled the plug on his career in Europe to re-join the Roar earlier this year, the fringe Socceroo winger is yet to truly dazzle in his second A-League stint but believes he will hit his stride soon enough.

"The most important thing for me this season is just to get some match fitness under my belt and as the season goes on, my form will improve," he said.

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