Wanderers manager Tony Popovic has warned of an improving Central Coast Mariners this weekend but punters have made the Gosford club $7 long shots. Before finishing his press commitments Popovic confirmed that under-fire goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne was a certain starter tomorrow, saying, “we didn’t talk specifically to him . . . we were more interested in how it got to that stage.” The manager was referring to how Western Sydney allowed a 2-nil lead to turn into a 2-all draw.
Meanwhile, Robbie Cornthwaite spoke of how the team went wrong last weekend and where the team is mentally. On the subject of the Mariners, Cornthwaite said they’ve got a “new manager . . . it’s not easy . . .”, and like his own manager warned that if the Wanderers don’t turn up they could be punished. Cornthwaite also commended the A-League sport science standards after returning from Malaysia in the off season.