Phoenix look for midfield control
October 11, 2013
By Cathy Walshe
Looking to finalise a makeshift team ahead of his team's season opener at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, Merrick says the match will hinge on whether the Phoenix can keep the Roar's creative midfielders under wraps.
"If we allow Brisbane to take control and get their passing going in the middle, they're going to cut up our back four," he said.