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Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe has urged the club's fans to trust him, saying he will guide the team out of its funk and into the A-League finals.
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13 Jan 2018 - 7:25 AM  UPDATED 13 Jan 2018 - 7:26 AM

Glory have slipped to seventh spot on the ladder after losing three straight games.

They are now two points adrift of sixth-placed Western Sydney Wanderers and five points behind fourth-placed Adelaide United.

Worryingly, Glory have conceded 11 goals and scored none during their three-match losing run, and face a major battle to end that rot against Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park on Saturday night.

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During Tuesday's 2-0 home loss to Melbourne City, Glory fans started to voice their displeasure about how the team is performing.

Lowe says the club's fans have every right to be vocal - even if it means they are criticising him.

But he's urging them to stick by him and the team, saying the club's fortunes will soon turn given their horror injury crisis is easing.

"We've played finals every year I've been here. We've been to two FFA Cup finals and we've been one game away from a grand final," Lowe said.

"All you need to do is trust us. We'll do the same again this year - we'll play finals.

"There's (36 more) points to play for. We've got players coming back. We've got more home games than away games (to come).

"Dear me, there's so many positives there. We're in a good position if we can get the best XI on the park, get everyone fit and firing ... we'll fly up the league."

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Lowe gave his players a big spray during training on Friday.

Defender Alex Grant said the team deserved it.

"You need a kick up the bum. We've got to be realistic," Grant said.

"We need a telling off every now and then. We need that motivation."

Grant prides himself on defence and said leaking 11 goals in the past three games had been a hard pill to swallow.

"I'll be honest with you, it's embarrassing," Grant said.

Shane Lowry (groin), Marc Warren (ankle) and Mitch Nichols (hamstring) could return against Victory.

And with Adam Taggart, Diego Castro and Andy Keogh all back on the park after their injury worries earlier this season, Lowe is optimistic about what lies ahead.