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Heat ordeal won t hinder Glory this week: Thwaite
Michael Thwaite cools off during last Sunday's heat-affected game against Melbourne Heart. Pic: Getty Images

Perth Glory defender Michael Thwaite doesn't expect last week's taxing conditions to have an effect on his side in their crunch clash with Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium on Saturday.

Temperatures reached almost 41C during last Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Melbourne Heart, despite kick-off at Lavington Sports Ground in country New South Wales being delayed by two hours to 5pm.

Thwaite described the conditions as the worst he had played in.

Glory's arduous schedule will see them travel to Sydney on Friday, just four days after returning to Perth. But Thwaite said the squad would cope against the Sky Blues.

"The guys trained normally today and we've got a big squad, so I think if need be there will be replacements," he said.

Glory were put through a tough training session at McGillivray Oval today, finishing with a series of sprints.

Training was preceded by an extended video review of the Heart game, which Thwaite said highlighted poor decision-making and execution in the attacking third of the pitch.

Glory are in the midst of a tough five-game stretch, which includes four matches away from home.

They have struggled to pick up points on the road this season, collecting just five from 27, but will be aiming to rectify that record this week.

"The table doesn't lie," Thwaite said. "We're in a position (that reflects) how we've played generally in the season.

"We need to be consistently better and we need to improve our away record."

Marquee man William Gallas appears to have recovered well after playing his first full match for Glory since signing a lucrative one-season deal in November.

He spent the full training session with the main group today.

Thwaite said he was looking forward to seeing his central defensive partner renew a rivalry with Sydney captain Alessandro Del Piero this week.

The pair met in the 2006 World Cup final in Berlin, won on penalties by Del Piero's Italy over Gallas' France.

"That's what the A-League is about," Thwaite said.

"We'll get a big crowd and we should be celebrating that we have world-class players playing on the paddock."