A second straight loss has seen the Western Sydney Wanderers sink to ninth on the A-League ladder with just one win after eight games.
A 2-0 loss to the Brisbane Roar has compounded the Wanderers’ slow start to Josep Gombau’s coaching tenure.
Despite posting two losses and a draw in his opening three games, Gombau said there have been positive signs although change won’t be immediate.
“We’re in a process that we want to play this kind of football and I think we’re close,” he said.
“We’re not scoring the goals that we have the chances with and the other teams are taking our mistakes and small errors to score their goals.”
The Wanderers conceded goals late in the first half and midway through the second to lose to the Roar.
Injuries to forwards Oriol Riera and Jaushua Sotorio added further insult to the loss.
“For me, we are playing good - we’re having the ball but small details change the game,” Gombau said.
“The first game in Melbourne with three days training was a test we tried, last week with 10 men was very difficult and this week I think we did well but we were unlucky.”
Next week, the Wanderers face a daunting prospect with the second Sydney Derby against competition leaders Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
W-League Round 6: Vs Perth Glory
The Wanderers women have dropped to eighth on the W-League ladder following a 1-0 loss to the ladder-leading Perth Glory at Marconi Stadium on Friday night.
A 50th minute strike from Matildas and Glory superstar Sam Kerr was the difference as the Wanderers were unable to claim a draw despite several chances.
Next week, the Wanderers host the ladder leading Perth Glory at Marconi Stadium at 4.30pm on Friday.
Y-League Round 3: Vs Central Coast Mariners
The Western Sydney Wanderers perfect start to the season has continued with a 3-1 win in the Y-League Sydney Derby last Friday night.
Sydney scored early through Jeremy Cox but after Abraham Majok scored just before half-time, it was all Wanderers in the second half.
Goals to Lachlan Scott and substitute Mohamed Adam gave the Wanderers the win and opened up a four-point lead at the top of the Y-League’s Group B.
The youth Sydney Derby is on on Friday night at 7.30pm with the Wanderers hosting Sydney FC at Marconi Stadium.