Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic is expecting Sydney FC marquee player Alessandro del Piero to play in the A-League local derby on Saturday night.
Del Piero is in doubt for the match after picking up a calf injury during the opening half of the Sky Blues’ loss to Brisbane last week.
But Popovic says he is fairly confident the Italian will take the field.
“That’s in their hands you know. We can’t control if he plays or not,” Popovic said.
Popovic said the Wanderers would not have a different game plan depending on whether or not del Piero took the field.
“We feel he will be involved at some point but if he’s not we are also prepared for that situation,” he said.