BAYSWATER City coach Chris Coyne says his players need to be in “good form” to win a tough test against Sorrento on Saturday.
The defending premiers sit fifth on the NPLWA ladder while Sorrento are in ninth spot.
Coyne said the players have trained well and were looking forward to facing an in-form Sorrento.
“We are able to welcome back Jason Mirco and await the response from Football West regarding the Brent Griffiths sending off which we thought was a very poor decision,” he said.
“They are a great group of boys but have not put the work rate in that is required to win football matches at any level.
“If they don’t put in a shift this week they could see themselves on the wrong side of a thumping.”
Coyne said Sorrento were a well-run team and would always raise their level against City.
“Since I have been at Bayswater they have been somewhat of a bogey team and we will need to be good from the off to get a result on Saturday,” he said.
The two sides will play at Frank Drago Reserve.