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Vukovic stands firm after Sydney howler
Seb Ryall is congratulated after his goal against Perth last week. Pic: Getty Images

Perth Glory goalkeeper Danny Vukovic is eager to make amends for last weekend's costly fumble with a strong performance against high-flying Adelaide United at Hindmarsh Stadium today.

Vukovic has been one of the A-League's most reliable goalkeepers since the competition began in 2005, but a rare error late in the game against Sydney at nib Stadium saw Glory lose valuable points.

Sydney's Alessandro Del Piero sent a free kick into the penalty area and Vukovic fumbled what should have been a regulation catch.

Seb Ryall was on hand to tap home and give the Sky Blues a share of the spoils.

Vukovic last month drew level with Melbourne Heart custodian Clint Bolton for the highest number of clean sheets (52) in A-League history and is just one away from equalling Glory's competition record of 15, set by Tando Velaphi from 2007-11.

Vukovic said he hoped to move on quickly from the incident.

"It was just disappointing letting the team down, letting the coach down and, most importantly, letting the fans down," Vukovic said.

"I'm my own harshest critic and I was very dirty on myself.

"I made sure this week that I trained really hard and I'll try to rectify things today.

"I don't want to make a mistake like that again and the fact that it cost the team two points bears heavy on me.

"I need to be at the top of my game every game and be fully focused."

Glory's high pressing game plan should serve them well against Adelaide, who have struggled against opponents using the choking tactic over the past four rounds.

The Reds were thumped 6-1 by Western Sydney, lost 1-0 to Brisbane at home and played out a scoreless draw with Newcastle.

Sydney opted to sit back and were comfortably beaten 3-0 at Hindmarsh Stadium.

"We play our best football when we press teams," Vukovic said.

"The further up the field we can win the ball, the better for us.

"Then the front three or four players can take over and we've got a lot of quality up there, so that's definitely one of the main focuses."

Glory coach Ian Ferguson yesterday allayed fears over striker Shane Smeltz and captain Jacob Burns, who both spent time away from the main group at training this week but are clear to play.

Defender Bas van den Brink returns from suspension while Josh Risdon has been dropped.