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Titles, not records, on Popovic's mind

The records are flowing thick and fast, but Perth Glory coach Tony Popovic only has one thing on his mind - titles.

Perth shot nine points clear on top of the table following last week's 4-0 thrashing of Brisbane.

If they can avoid defeat against Western Sydney at Spotless Stadium on Sunday, they will set a new club record of 11 consecutive unbeaten games.

Breaking records has been a common theme for Glory under Popovic this season, and the best might still lie ahead.

Glory currently sit on 46 points, meaning seven wins from their final eight games will see them break Sydney's points record tally of 66 set in 2016/17.

But it is silverware that Popovic is craving the most, especially Championship silverware.

Popovic led the Wanderers to the minor premiership in 2012/13, and also achieved two other runner-ups.

But he wasn't able to bring home the A-League title on each occasion.

His greatest success came in 2014 when he led the Wanderers to the Asian Champions League title.

Popovic said the chance to set more records this season wasn't in his team's thinking.

"That's for the end of the season. Now our focus is clearly on the job at hand," Popovic said.

"We haven't discussed what the table means or where we're at or where we're going in terms of positions.

"We certainly discuss our performances, our consistency, and also how much we can improve, and where we can improve."

The Wanderers have endured a season to forget, but wins over Central Coast and Adelaide in the past fortnight have kept their finals hopes flickering.

Skipper Brendan Hamill will miss Sunday's game through suspension, but Mark Bridge has been named for his first game of the season after overcoming a calf injury.

Glory are hopeful defender Ivan Franjic will recover from a mild concussion in time to face the Wanderers.

Sunday's match will be Popovic's first encounter against the Wanderers in Sydney, and he's unsure what response he'll get from Western Sydney fans.

STATS THAT MATTER

*Western Sydney are undefeated in their past five A-League games against Perth at home, winning three and drawing two.

*Perth Glory are undefeated in their past 10 matches (won eight, draw two) and are currently on a four-match winning run. They will be aiming to post a club-record 15th regular season win this Sunday.

*Perth Glory have made just 29 per cent of their total shots from outside the box this season, the lowest percentage of any team.