COACH Craig Deans wants the Newcastle Jets to disregard the A-League ladder and concentrate on the threat that Melbourne Victory's attacking arsenal pose.
Victory have lost two on the bounce and currently sit bottom on four points.
However, a glance at the teamsheet reveals an abundance of talent, particularly in the front third.
Former Premier League winger Callum McManaman returns from an ankle injury, adding to a strike force boasting Robbie Kruse, Marco Rojas and Rudy Gestede.
"The table position doesn't lie, but if you look on paper at the players they have, the qualities they have and the leagues that they have played in, their attacking threat is huge," Deans said. "We have spoken about that a couple of times this week and reinforced it with some video.
"Rojas, Kruse, McManaman, Jacob Butterfield ... there are some good players there who can hurt you if you are not switched on. Gestede is more a big, target player. He is not a threat running wise.
"We will absolutely make sure we are prepared for the start of the game and what's coming.
"We are in good form ourselves and have some confidence and self belief in the squad."
The Jets were in a similar, if not more bleak position, than Victory three weeks ago.
However, they have turned things around and are unbeaten in the past four.
"From our point of view, we want to continue moving up the ladder," Deans said. "We have come from the bottom of the table three weeks ago, to where we are now.
"We are seventh and it is still not good enough. We want to be in the six, and once we get in the six, we want to stay there and keep pushing as far up the ladder as we can. There is absolutely no chance of us taking our eye off the ball."
For the Jets, Matt Millar comes in at right wingback in the only confirmed change from the side which fought out a nil-all stalemate with Brisbane in gale force conditions last round.
Ramy Najjarine has recovered from an ankle injury and could start ahead of Luke Prso, who has been strong in the past two games.
"I don't think we have put together a complete performance," Deans said. "The best performances - if you are talking about football - are the games we lost.
"We don't want to go back to playing nice football and losing. We want to continue to win. We will kept working on playing better football and winning.
"We have had consecutive clean sheets. We need to maintain that type of attitude and mentality. If you have a clean sheet every week, you are in a very good position to win the game."
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