Chris Coyne says Bayswater City players ‘ready to go’ against Sorrento

Bayswater City player Paul Lloyd. Photo: Jonny Warrington Photography
Bayswater City player Paul Lloyd. Photo: Jonny Warrington Photography

BAYSWATER City coach Chris Coyne says his players are “raring to go” despite a short turnaround of four days ahead of this week’s National Premier League WA double-header.

Ladder leaders City will play seventh-placed Sorrento tonight at Percy Doyle Reserve.

City will then play Forrestfield United on Saturday at Wildlife Safari Stadium.

Coyne said the preparation had been a “very light load” on the players.

“They have worked really hard the last few weeks and had a tough schedule so we ensured that we got their bodies ready to go again in what is a massive week with Forrestfield on Saturday as well,” he said.

“Our job as coaches (is) to listen to the players and adjust the amount of work they do to ensure that they are ready and raring each time they set foot on the pitch.”

Coyne said he was impressed with his team’s “mental toughness” along with their technical ability during its win against Subiaco last week, which gave them a chance to win any game.

“They have to keep doing what they are doing,” he said.

“They are a great group of players and we are missing six to seven out through injury so once they start coming back into the squad we will be a difficult proposition.”

He expected a tough game against Sorrento, as they were a good and experienced side that always played well against his team.