Without the fans in the stands for the passionate Sydney Derby, Daniel Georgievski has promised the team “will fight on the pitch” for the Wanderers faithful this Saturday night at Bankwest Stadium.
The Red & Black will be looking to claim a historic three-game clean sweep fo the Sydney Derby where they cross-city rivals travel to the West on Saturday.
With the match being played behind-closed-doors due to coronavirus, defender Daniel Georgievski said the team will have the fans in their mind when they take to the pitch.
“It is not the best because it is a Derby and Derbies are for the fans. Unfortunately, due to the crisis here and around the world, the fans are not allowed to be there on Saturday night,” said Georgievski.
“They’ll be watching from home, but it won’t be the same.
“But, we will definitely fight on the pitch for them because they are like our 12th man whether we are playing at home or away. They are our extra boost.
“You don’t know really how to react, but it is for the safety of everyone, for players, families.
“If it is the right precautions then we are backing it but at the same time, we prefer for our fans to be there and everybody to enjoy the spectacle.”
Georgievski said he is itching to get back into the action after missing the last two games following his red card in the Sydney Derby three weeks ago.
Until then he had been an important ever-present figure in the line-up.
Georgievski admitted he is not very good watching his teammates play while watching from the stands or at home.
“It is never good to not play and especially over a silly red card. I really feel sorry for the boys about that but I am now looking forward,” said Georgievski.
“Unfortunately, that red card was against Sydney FC and I guess I can redeem myself and not do the same thing this time.”
Georgievski said Saturday night’s contest is not just about the Derby but it is also a great chance to continue their charge towards a spot in the Top Six.
The Wanderers are poised just outside the six and are putting pressure on the teams who are just above them on the table.
“It is a Derby and they are great to win, but at the same time, it is three massive points up for grabs,” said the former Macedonian international.
“The boys have done well though we did not play the best against Brisbane Roar.
“But, we showed our class and regrouped last week against Melbourne City. We showed our mental strength and character.
“Now, we have six games to go and plenty to play for.”