Bridge hails Wanderland support

Wanderland will play host to Brisbane Roar next week in what could be its last A-League game in its current state.

Speaking on Daily Football Show, Western Sydney Wanderers striker Mark Bridge said it was a ‘privilege’ to play in front of Western Sydney Wanderers fans.

“We all knew it from day one. Our first friendly game at Nepean, I think we had four or five players signed at that time and the rest were just trialists and we had I think about 3,000 people turn out,” Bridge said.

“We knew then that we had that support and it’s just got bigger and bigger every season.”

While Pirtek Stadium is rebuilt next season, the Wanderers will be moving to ANZ Stadium and Spotless Stadium.

Until then, the 30-year-old remains focused on the current season.

“Everyone was curious as to where the games would be played before it was announced but once it was announced it might’ve been discussed for about 15 minutes saying ‘It’ll be good for the derbies at ANZ’ and things like that and it hasn’t been mentioned since really,” he said.

“We’re just focused on the rest of this season and then when that comes next year everyone will discuss it then.”

Wanderers have this week off as a reward for finishing second, giving some of the players a much needed rest.

“The boys that are carrying those little niggles that they don’t want to be carrying into finals are thankful for the week off but other boys that enjoy playing and get the momentum of playing well are not disappointed but I’m sure they would’ve liked a game this weekend,” he said.