Ferguson looks at positives

Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson says its business as usual as his team gets ready to face Wellington Phoenix on Saturday.

Perth Glory coach Ian Ferguson says its business as usual as his team gets ready to face Wellington Phoenix on Saturday.

Ferguson and his squad were supposed to be in Campbelltown tonight to face Sydney FC in a ‘Community- fixture but the match was postponed when the Glory couldn-t leave Perth airport yesterday because of the electrical storms.

The Glory trained this morning and will now leave for Wellington tomorrow.

“We-ve got two days- extra training and we-re preparing the same as we do for any away game to Wellington,” Ferguson said.

“The players are fine. The game-s been cancelled, but we-ve come back, we-ve trained, we travel on Thursday and prepare for the game on Saturday.

“They-re big enough and ugly enough to know what-s happened has happened. We just get on with it and don-t make excuses.”

It wasn-t only Perth Glory-s flight that was affected by the bad weather with more than a dozen planes stranded.

“There were people worse off than us,” he said. “At least we were in a lounge and allowed to walk about.

“There were people in planes for nine or 10 hours, which must have been tough.”

Like the majority of sports teams, Perth Glory travel the day before the match for games in Sydney and Melbourne.

“Travelling two or three days before, we felt the players were sitting about too much not doing anything after training,” Ferguson added.

Wellington Phoenix v Perth Glory Saturday, December 10 Westpac Stadium Kick-off: NOON (Perth time)