Veart defiant over A-League finals hopes

Adelaide interim coach Carl Veart says his team must secure three points against Melbourne City next Tuesday in their scramble for an A-League finals spot.

Adelaide United interim coach Carl Veart says he won't change his side's attacking approach as the Reds prepare for a pulsating race for A-League finals berths.

After Thursday's 1-1 draw with Sydney, the Reds sit sixth with 35 points and one game to play against second-placed Melbourne City.

While they cannot go higher than fifth place, Adelaide can still be overtaken by either Western United (30 points, four games to play) or Western Sydney (30 points, two games to play) - who coincidentally face each other on Friday night.

Western United loom large given their games in hand but Veart said the pressure was on the A-League newcomers to chase his side down.

"We knew coming in we had five really tough games against five top teams and we knew from past seasons, we need 37-38 points maybe to make the six - (and) this year that might not even be enough," Veart said.

"So we've got another game Tuesday, we need to get the three points and at the moment we have the points on the board.

"Western United have got the games in hand but they need to win those games."

Veart said his team would go all-out again against in-form City in their last chance to build their points tally.

"We're not going to change the way that we play - we're going to keep going," Veart said.

"We're going to go for the win and I think the football that we've played since we've been in the hub has been good.

"... We'll go for the win again and hopefully we can get a little bit more luck on Tuesday night."

Veart also downplayed the suggestion he could have secured the Adelaide job on a full-time basis with three points against Sydney.

"When I got this position at the start, it was to get us through the hub, and then at the end of it, we'll sit down and we'll have a discussion about how things have gone," he said.