Cornthwaite eyeing top four push

Robbie Cornthwaite says the Wanderers are coming for the top four after their dominant display over the Newcastle Jets on Saturday afternoon.

Cornthwaite scored two of the Wanderers three goals against the Jets and played a formidable role in the Red & Black’s defence.

“Full credit to our team. We’ve shown a lot of character lately not to go a goal down when we’re under pressure,” Cornthwaite told Fox Sports.

“I’m absolutely knackered which shows Newcastle really pushed us, especially in the first half.


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“We were probably a bit too deep in the first half which gave them a few half chances but our recovery has been good, we’ve been scrambling well.

“About six to eight weeks ago we said we wanted to start knocking off teams above us and we’ve done another one tonight so why can’t we just keep going?”

With regular captain Dimas confined to the bench and Mitch Nichols absent through injury, Cornthwaite shone in the spotlight as he elevated his Hyundai A-League career tally to six goals.

“I think [assistant coach] Andres [Carrasco] will be happy with a couple of set pieces which he’s been working on for about eight months,” the 31-year-old joked.

“I might have to wear the armband every week I think!”

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