Perth Glory will be aiming to notch their second win on the trot when they host Sydney FC at nib Stadium on Saturday.

Perth Glory's Maclaren eyes off more goals

October 28, 2013

Perth Glory striker Jamie Maclaren believes a weight has been lifted off his shoulders after breaking through for his first A-League goal.

Maclaren scored the winner in Sunday's 1-0 triumph over Melbourne Heart, and hopes the goal will be the first of many this season.

The 20-year-old struggled for opportunities at Blackburn Rovers during his four-year stint in England.

But the Young Socceroo hopes a successful stint with Perth Glory in the A-League will help build the foundations for a successful career abroad.

Maclaren faces a battle to hold his spot in the Glory line-up once Shane Smeltz returns from a hip injury next month.

But the speedy forward says there's no reason why they can't both play in the same line-up.

Glory will host Sydney FC at nib Stadium on Saturday, and Maclaren is aiming to add to his goal tally.

"Scoring my first A-League goal was a special moment," Maclaren said.

"The last few weeks I've been having chances but I'm glad to have scored.

"I felt like a lot of weight was off my shoulders as soon as it went in but hopefully it's the first of many.

"I had chances in the last two games away and I felt like I needed this goal, and to get it at home and in front of the crowd was really good."

Sydney skipper Alessandro Del Piero is no certainty to return from a calf injury against Glory.

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