Sydney FC feel at home at Kogarah

Sydney FC have made Jubilee Oval at Kogarah their home away from home this season.
Sydney FC have made Jubilee Oval at Kogarah their home away from home this season.

Sydney FC are confident they've turned their makeshift lodging at Kogarah into a home, with the Sky Blues gunning for a fourth straight victory at Jubilee Oval.

Forced out of Allianz Stadium due to the rebuild of the Moore Park venue, Sydney have been forced to split their home games between the SCG, Kogarah and Leichhardt Oval this season.

But they'll play the majority of those at Kogarah and after losing their first two there they have now won three straight before Saturday night's clash with Newcastle.

"It's exactly what we knew we were going to encounter when we started playing at these local suburban grounds," Sydney captain Alex Brosque told reporters on Thursday.

"The action is nice and close to the people, we feel like they are right behind us.

"After a few slow starts, we've now hit a few games in a row there and the boys are really enjoying playing there."

Sydney drew with the Jets on the road in their previous meeting this season, after they relinquished a 1-0 lead via a goal from a free kick.

But it's the Sky Blues' sluggish starts that are more worrying for Brosque.

They sit third on the table, in pursuit of leaders Perth, and well clear of the seventh-placed Jets.

"We've had a lot of slow starts this year and it's something that we spoke about in the key period of time we have been conceding a lot of goals," Brosque said.

"We put that right against Adelaide, started well, got a nice early goal and carried on from there.

"That's something we've tried to look at and tried to fix this year, we know what type of team we are when we go ahead."

Australian Associated Press