Bruno Fornaroli of Melbourne City (centre) on the ball during during his side's clash with the Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium.
Bruno Fornaroli of Melbourne City (centre) on the ball during during his side's clash with the Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium. DAN PELED

City expecting Jets will 'park the bus'

FOOTBALL: John van't Schip says his Melbourne City team must find new ways of breaking sides down as it faces the Newcastle Jets at AAMI Park tonight.

City, boasting the likes of last season's Golden Boot winner Bruno Fornaroli and Socceroos record goalscorer Tim Cahill in its line-up, failed to register a shot on target in last week's 1-0 loss to the Roar in Brisbane.

Van't Schip later accused counterpart John Aloisi of "parking the bus” but has challenged his players to break down what he expects to be a similar defensive performance from the Jets tonight.

"Newcastle will do the same and maybe they will defend because of the way that we want to play,” van't Schip told reporters yesterday. "Maybe they will want to press us but we'll see.

"If not then we have to make sure that we move the ball quickly and try to mix it up and have more threats. Sometimes you have to be a bit more opportunistic as well.”

Cahill is expected to play despite continuing issues with an achilles injury.


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