Can Wanderers make it eight?

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Can the Wanderers make it eight in a row? Photo: Megan Dunn

The Western Sydney Wanderers will shoot for an incredible eight straight wins this weekend as they look to extended their lead at the top of the A-League ladder.

Mark Bridge and Romeo Castelen did all the damage for the Wanderers last Saturday night when they took down title favourites Melbourne Victory in front of more than 17,000 fans.

Speaking on Tuesday morning, recent Wanderers recruit Scott Neville said the side was full of confidence after recording their seventh win in a row last weekend.

“There’s massive amounts of confidence here at the moment and you can see that in the way we are playing,” he said.

“But Popa’s (coach Tony Popovic) not going to let us slip at all and we’re working harder than ever every day to keep improving and keep the run going.”

This isn’t the first time the Wanderers have gone on a long winning streak. During a run in their inaugural season, the club won a record 10 games straight – which ultimately saw them go on to win the Premier’s Plate in their very first season.

This Saturday night the Wanderers will travel across the country to Perth to take on a Glory side eager to rise up the ladder.

Neville, who began his A-League career at Perth in 2008, said it’s one of the league’s toughest road trips.

“Every game in the A-League is a tough game and the trip over to Perth will be a testing one for us,” he said.

“I can’t wait to get back in front of the fans over there and hopefully get another three points for the Wanderers.”

Nathan Taylor

Nathan Taylor is the Western Weekender’s award-winning sports journalist. Nathan is also the Weekender’s Deputy Editor.

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