Wanderers keeper says points loss would be 'devastating'
FOOTBALL: Western Sydney Wanderers goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne has sent a message to fans ahead of Friday night's grand final replay against Adelaide United at Coopers Stadium - "leave the flares at home”.
Football Federation Australia has extended the club's suspended three-point points deduction to the end of this season after flares were taken to the Sydney derby at the weekend.
Redmayne said the players and the club did not support the use of flares and said it was sad that a select few were ruining the Wanderers' name.
"The football club's a family,” he said.
"If one part of that family messes up then we all suffer.
"The fans are the heart and soul of our club but it's disappointing that a small minority are ruining it for the majority of supporters.
"To lose points would be devastating. That's what we play for each week and we cannot allow that to happen.”
On the field, Redmayne said the players knew what they needed to do to improve on the 4-0 derby defeat to Sydney FC on Saturday night.
Adelaide United won the grand final 3-1 at Coopers Stadium at the end of the last campaign and the 27-year-old keeper said that was all the motivation the players needed for Friday night.
"We've got a bit of a point to prove,” Redmayne said.
"It's still a bit of a sour note to lose in a grand final but collectively we have all got to stick together.”