thumbnail Hello,

No special plans for Heskey, says Wanderers coach Tony Popovic

The former England international has begun life as a Jets superbly, but will not come in for any unique attention when his side face the Wanderers on Saturday

GOAL.com Indonesia   By CARLY ADNO


The Western Sydney Wanderers host Newcastle Jets at Parramatta Stadium, with the A-League's newcomers will be looking to make it three wins on the trot.

Popovic has no special plans to stop Heskey - on top form in front of goal this season, with four goals from five matches - but admitted he had spoken to his players about the threat of Newcastle's marquee player.

"You prepare well for every opponent and opposition," Popovic said on Friday.

"We certainly make the players aware of Emile's strengths and we'll do our best to make it a quiet night for him tomorrow.

"From our point of view we just need to worry about our performance and make sure that our structure is right," he said.

"If we can do that, we give ourselves a good chance of winning the game."

Back-to-back victories over Brisbane and Melbourne Heart mean the Wanderers will head into Saturday's match as favourites, but Popovic insists it is business as usual at the Western Sydney club.

"It's nothing different from our end," Popovic said.

"We haven't changed anything in our preparation, our structure or our build-up from the first game until now.

"The boys are doing well and they've shown that in the last couple of games results-wise, but performance-wise we've been pleased from the outset."

Popovic reported no injury concerns ahead of the Jets clash.

Goal Australia now has its own and account, so for all the latest news and features on Australian football follow us by clicking on the above links

From the web