Matildas star Kerr wants Glory days

Ben McKay
Samantha Kerr (l) is hoping to lead Perth Glory to a first W-League title in the next fortnight

Sam Kerr is used to Perth Glory missing out and she doesn't like it.

The Matildas superstar will lead the Western Australians into another W-League finals campaign this month with the bitter taste of previous campaigns in her mouth.

The 25-year-old captained Glory into a grand final on home soil two years ago only to lose to a Jess Fishlock-inspired Melbourne City.

Kerr was a devastated onlooker in 2014 when she, after helping Glory win the premiership, suffered a last-round knee injury to miss out on another grand final; lost to Canberra United.

That table-topping season remains Perth's only piece of silverware - for their men's or women's side - in the A-League era.

You can understand then why the marquee striker is eager to leave her mark this fortnight.

"To win this league would be an unbelievable thing. I've been in two finals with the Glory and it hurts so much," she told AAP.

"It's always been a dream of mine to win a championship for my home town and I hope this year is the year.

"It would be a massive dream come true."

Of course, Kerr does have a W-League winner's medal after a dalliance with Sydney FC in 2013.

That rivalry could be renewed should the Sky Blues win through to the grand final when they play Brisbane in their semi-final late on Sunday.

But first Perth have to do the job against premiers Melbourne Victory on Sunday afternoon.

Bobby Despotovski's side lost both their regular season clashes with Victory but Kerr said that wouldn't be an issue at AAMI Park.

"Sport is such a funny game you would almost rather go in as the team that's lost two times as the pressure is on them to do it the third time," she said.

"With the Matildas we beat Japan six times in a row. We played them in the Asian Cup final and we lose to them.

"I don't think it changes anything except we're more keen to beat Victory."

Kerr, who won the golden boot with a 13-goal regular season, said the first strike would be crucial.

"We feel if we had have gone in front in one of those games we could have run away with it," she said.

"We only seemed to play well in those games when we were chasing it. Then we ran out of time so we need a fast start this weekend."