The Newcastle Jets will host Western United at McDonald Jones Stadium on Easter Monday and Roy O’Donovan is poised for a big game upfront.
At home, the Jets will be hoping to bounce back from a tough result against Perth Glory.
After breaking his goal drought in the disappointing 2-1 away day defeat, O’Donovan is hopeful of adding more goals to his tally.
“I want to score more goals because if I score more goals, we will have an opportunity to win more games.” O’Donovan said.
O’Donovan believes that quick lapses in concentration are costing the Jets and realises that the team as a collective will have to step up to secure the three points.
“We have to work on it,” he said.
“We have to demand more from each other.”
The Jets have lost five straight games and O’Donovan is rallying his teammates to turn things around.
Currently, the Jets sit 11 on the A-League ladder, but O’Donovan believes the team can rise up the table and compete in this season’s finals series.
“We’re not going to lay down and die,” he said.
“We want to be in the six.”
While O’Donovan recognises the team has lost momentum of late, he believes that the team can build from their defensive play.
“If we defend like we had been doing up until the Adelaide game, we will give ourselves a fighting chance,” he said.
“Right now, we need to get a result at home and get back to winning ways.”