Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson will rotate his squad in a bid to keep players fresh during a busy holiday period, starting with tonight's game against in-form Western Sydney at Patersons Stadium.

Ferguson said he would make changes to the starting line-up despite Glory registering consecutive wins over Newcastle and Brisbane in their past two outings.

Left-sided defender Scott Jamieson is unavailable after picking up a mandatory one-game ban for the accumulation of yellow cards.

But Ferguson was keeping his cards close to his chest when asked which players would be rested.

Glory will play four games in a fortnight and Ferguson is wary of his players burning out, with the temperature forecast to reach 41C today.

"We'll try and freshen things up because I think the (Brisbane) game in itself took a lot out of some boys with the humidity and the travel and now the heat again," Ferguson said. "We'll make a few changes - maybe two or three.

"As coach here I've not experienced anything like last week when the humidity was at 85 per cent and it was very hot.

"I know it's going to be very hot (tonight) but hopefully we'll get the benefit from that because I've been looking at the weather in Sydney and it's only been 22-23."

Western Sydney recorded the most impressive win in their short history with a stunning 6-1 rout of Adelaide United last week and have come to Perth full of confidence, having garnered maximum points from their past three games.

"They're a team that has made a lot of progress over the last nine or 10 games," Ferguson said.

"They create a lot of chances and are very well organised.

"I thought it was only a matter of time before the goals started flowing for them because they've got good players in (Shinji) Ono, (Youssouf) Hersi and (Dino) Kresinger.

"They are a very strong and powerful side who are quick on the counter-attack and Mark Bridge is on fire at the moment as well, so it's going to be a very tough game."

Glory attracted their biggest home crowd of the season in their last game at Patersons Stadium, with 14,085 turning out to see Billy Mehmet nod home a late winner against Brisbane in round one.

Steven McGarry scored the only goal of last week's win over the Roar and expected Glory's good recent run to lure a big crowd.

"Hopefully the last couple of results have got the fans desperate to come back again," McGarry said.

"We'll try and freshen things up … We'll make a few changes - maybe two or three.""Perth Glory coach *Ian Ferguson *

The West Australian

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