Griffiths: Business as usual at Perth

Perth Glory midfielder Rostyn Griffiths says it’s business as usual at the club and allegations of salary cap problems have not affected the squad.

The Glory takes on Sydney FC at nib Stadium on Saturday and remains top of the A-League with a four point buffer over Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory.

Perth has lost just two games this season, both to United, and most recently fought back late to draw 3-3 with Victory.

Fairfax Media reported infringements in the Glory’s salary cap back in December, of which FFA is investigating, but Griffiths said the case has not impacted on the players.

“As far as the salary cap situation, it hasn’t really affected the boys one bit,” he told FourFourTwo.

“The club has been pretty transparent with the players and assured us everything is in order, so we don’t expect there to be any issues there.

“It’s all business as usual here. We’ve tried to keep it like that all year. Not worrying about other teams and just focusing ourselves and what we can control.”

The Sky Blues arrive in Western Australia with new recruits Jacques Faty and Mickael Tavares and fresh off a 5-1 mauling of the Mariners. The Glory will be without Griffiths, who is suspended.

“Sydney have picked up some decent players in the break and have obviously used the time wisely,” the 26-year-old said.

“They’re probably the team who has benefitted most from the break.

"They will obviously want a result after we beat them last time.

"As for us, apart from myself, we’ve got a full roster of players available and a few of our players have had extra training so there’s really no excuses from our point of view.”

Griffiths, who spent two years playing in China after leaving the Mariners, said he enjoyed the Asian Cup.

“It was brilliant,” he said.

“Especially with Australia winning and not just winning, playing in a way that made it entertaining to watch. The only disappointment was there were no games in Perth.”