Perth Glory are daring to dream of another fairytale run deep into the finals after reigniting their season with a series of positive results under interim coach Alistair Edwards.
Glory have won three of their four matches since Edwards took over from Ian Ferguson last month and are knocking on the door of the top six despite sitting rock bottom when Ferguson was sacked.
They will start favourites against last-placed Wellington Phoenix in another must-win match at nib Stadium tomorrow.
Captain Jacob Burns, who is fit and ready to return to the starting line-up, said Glory were capable of pulling off what would be a remarkable turnaround.
"It's a definite chance for us to make the top six and it would be a wonderful story to turn the season around," Burns said.
"If you can make the finals anything can happen. If we could go one step further than last year it would be a fairytale for us.
"The season, as you know, is up and down and it's not always smooth sailing.
"But we've got ourselves into a position now where it's all to play for and we're going to be fighting all the way to the end."
Burns missed six matches with a back injury before making his comeback off the bench in the 2-1 win over Newcastle eight days ago.
The 34-year-old veteran has declared himself ready to return to the starting line-up and looks likely to be employed alongside Michael Thwaite in the heart of defence, with Steve Pantelidis (bruised heel) unavailable.
"That's obviously up to the manager but I definitely want to be fighting for the cause," Burns said.
"I've had a good week of training under my belt after being out for some time.
"I was happy to get some time against Newcastle, but I'd love to start and we'll see what happens."
Experienced midfielder Travis Dodd (calf) also returned from injury last week and is keen to return to the starting line-up.
But he said it would be hard to replace the likes of Chris Harold and Ryo Nagai.·Adelaide United have secured a home A-League final by drawing 1-1 with Newcastle Jets at Hindmarsh Stadium last night. Marcelo Carrusca equalled the ledger for the Reds after Michael Bridges scored just before half-time.
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