Western Sydney have already recovered from their gruelling A-League semi-final and are ready to face a full-throttle Adelaide United in the season-decider, according to defender Scott Jamieson.
Wanderers have seven days to back up from Sunday's 5-4 extra-time win
over Brisbane before playing again in the all-important grand final at
The two-time grand finalists fought back from 3-0 down to triumph in the two-hour classic.
every one of the players involved has been named in coach Tony
Popovic's extended 18-man squad for the competition's showpiece, and
Jamieson put the team's speedy recuperation down to the players'
"Playing two hours might be a big feat, but
the way we've trained this year and the work we've done has allowed us
to back up quite quickly and move onto the next game," Jamieson told
Jamieson is the only team member to have played every single minute this season.
lucky to get through without injuries, the 27-year-old also felt he'd
benefited from the most demanding training schedule he'd experienced in
Regardless, he conceded the Wanderers will have their
hands full with a red-hot Reds side and singled out Marcelo Carrusca,
Sergio Cirio and in-form striker Brice Djite as coach Guillermo Amor's
main X-factors in attack.
"If you win the league (Premiers Plate) you don't really have too many weaknesses," Jamieson said.
"They're a very, very good team."
The clubs have played out three draws this season, with little to split them in other statistics.
three games we've played against them have been very tight, but in
saying that we've created chances in those games to win them," Jamieson
"It's a case of looking at what we did well there and trying to replicate it in a sense."