'My last derby' - Riera reveals Wanderers exit looming

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The Spanish striker is eyeing one final chance to beat Sydney FC

Western Sydney Wanderers striker Oriol Riera has admitted Saturday's Sydney derby will likely be his last for the red and black.

The 32-year-old is off contract at season's end and the club hasn't as yet offered him an extension after he was previously linked with moves back to Spain.

Though uncertainty over his future leaves Riera in limbo, the Spaniard is determined to end his time with the Wanderers on a high as he eyes his first victory over Sydney FC. 

“I want to score but above all, I want to win the derby after three years - I want to win my last derby,” Riera told Football Nation Radio on Thursday.

“My contract finishes at the end of the season and to make a decision the club has to give me an option.

“It’s part of the business of football, I can’t make any decisions unless I have an offer.

“I’m not waiting, in football you can’t expect anything, I’m not 20 and sometimes if you don’t receive an offer it’s because the club doesn’t want you or is looking for another option, that’s just part of the business.

“You have to move and go, I had offers from Spain in January and maybe they think I will move I’m not sure.”

While he hasn't been quite as sharp in his second season with the Wanderers, Riera still has 10 goals this season after bagging 15 in his first A-League campaign. 

The former Barcelona product has rediscovered his form in front of goal towards the end of the season with Riera's resurgence mirroring that of Western Sydney itself.

Though out of top-six contention, the Wanderers have found their feet under Markus Babbel with Riera adamant they've turned a corner and can do much better than the last time they faced the Sky Blues.

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“The fans won’t see the same game they saw last time,” he said.

“In the last few games we’ve played well and getting points – we’re a totally different team."

The Wanderers last win against Sydney FC dates back to February 2017 with the club losing their past five league encounters to a margin of 16-2. 

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