Head coach Carl Robinson believes the Red & Black are ready and raring to go ahead of Saturday night’s blockbuster Sydney Derby.
After a long three months of pre-season preparations, the Wanderers will finally be back in A-League’s action when they take on their cross-city rivals Sydney FC in the infamous Sydney Derby on Saturday night.
“(I’m) super excited. It’s been a long pre-season, too long a pre-season, with the COVID situation, but I think the boys are ready.
“Everyone is ready to get football back on the map over here.
“We’ve got a Derby game against our rivals, that’s what the supporters look forward to, it’s what the players look forward to and it’s what the football club looks forward to.”
There is more than just pride on the line when the two sides meet for the first time in 2021/22 with lots of expectations on both clubs to kick the season off strongly.
“We want the action, we want the drama,” said Robinson.
“There’s gonna be missed tackles, there’s gonna be yellow cards, there’s gonna be good refereeing decisions as well as wrong refereeing decisions.
“My players are fit and raring to go. We’ll know our game plan, we’ll know what we need to do on both sides of the ball.
“We’ve got to concentrate on set pieces, for and against. It will be a moment of a player – or a mistake – that will win the game, but what a game to look forward to.”
Saturday 20 November 2021
CommBank Stadium, 7:45pm
You can get your tickets to the match here.