Margush: We respect them, but we don’t fear them


Goalkeeper Daniel Margush on finding himself a home at the Wanderers and this Saturday’s fixture against Macarthur.

Margush has started in every one of the Wanderers A-League fixtures this season and has already strung together the most performances he’s made in a single season.

The 23-year-old has quickly made a name for himself with the Wanderers faithful after a number of impressive performances but the youngster insists the best is yet to come. 

“I think it’s been a good start. I’m happy with the way it’s started and there’s still a lot more to do. I think we can still lift as a team and we’ve done well but there’s still definitely more improvement to come,” said Margush.

“Game time really breeds performance and I’m just happy the Manager’s put a lot of faith in me to get the job done and I’m just trying to repay it now.

“I’ve always backed myself and I know what I’m capable of, so it’s good now to go out and show people. So for me now, it’s all about performing consistently.

“There’s always going to be ups and downs, especially as a young player, so I’m happy with how I’ve gone so far and still want to improve.”


Margush was one of many new signings made by head coach Carl Robinson this season with Robinson noting the high hopes the Wanderers coaching staff have for the shot stopper.

“Margush has been excellent. Young players just need a little bit of belief and the opportunity, sometimes that happens at the club you’re at and sometimes you have to move clubs,” said Robinson.

“I knew Margs (Margush) had potential and Davide (goalkeeping coach Davide Del Giovine) has very high hopes for him, he looked at him in detail and the amount of analysis he did on him was phenomenal. 

“Margush fits the profile of a player that I want.”


Robinson’s men have turned their attention to Macarthur FC and will be looking to make amends for the result in their previous meeting back in the opening round of the competition. 

Goalkeeper Margush believes the team will head into the match filled with confidence and be ready to get the job done.

“We didn’t play them long ago so they’re still fresh in our minds the way that they play,” said Margush.

“Likewise, I’m sure we are with them as well so I think it’ll be a good game and I hope we can get one up on them this time.

“They’lll be competitive as they always are, they’re full of Socceroos and experienced players like that. They’ve got really good players and experienced players like that. 

“Right from the backline with Fedders (Adam Federici) all the way up to the front line, they’re a quality team.

“So we respect them, but we don’t fear them. We’ll go into the game confident.”

Macarthur FC v Western Sydney Wanderers FC
Saturday 5 February, 7:10pm
Campbelltown Stadium