Western Sydney Wanderers will meet Central Coast Mariners with the game between the two Hyundai A-League clubs close to a sellout in Coffs Harbour this Friday night.
Wanderers landed in the NSW coastal city on Sunday and have been training at the Pacific Bay Resort Elite Training Facility.
Both A-League clubs are using the time in Coffs to prepare for next week’s Westfield FFA clashes and the upcoming A-League season in October.
They will meet each other on Friday night at C ex International Stadium in Coffs Harbour at 7pm with strong ticket sales suggesting it could be a near sellout, according to local reports.
"The boss 'Poppa', he's massive on making sure every game we go out there with a winning mentality, a professional attitude and that we start well no matter if it's FFA Cup, A-League or a friendly," Wanderers keeper Dean Bouzanis told the Coffs Harbour Advocate (www.coffscoastadvocate.com.au).
Wanderers face Brisbane Roar next week in the FFA Cup Round of 32.
"These games against other A-League teams are a great test of how we've been going and with the FFA Cup game against Wellington only a few days later, we'll be able to test ourselves and see what we need to work on,” Mariners midfielder Nick Fitzgerald told the Coffs Harbour Advocate.
Mariners are set to play in their new kit on Friday night and will face Phoenix next week in the FFA Cup Round of 32.