Lucas Given The All Clear

Socceroos captain Lucas Neill has been passed fit to play in Sydney FC’s crucial derby with Western Sydney Wanderers at Parramatta Stadium this Saturday night.

Socceroos captain Lucas Neill has been passed fit to play in Sydney FC-s crucial derby with Western Sydney Wanderers at Parramatta Stadium this Saturday night.

The central defender has missed the last two games with a calf tear but has been given the green light by Sky Blues medical staff after coming through a week of training.

“Lucas has trained well ,” said Head Coach Frank Farina after Thursday-s training session.

“There was no point in risking it last week and he-s got through a reasonably heavy workload earlier this week.

“He-s definitely available and I-ll be deciding the final line up tomorrow.” Farina will also make a decision on Friday over retaining goalkeeper Ivan Necevski between the posts or bringing back rookie shot stopper link titleVedran Janjetovic.

Up front Joel Griffithsis likely to continue to partner Alessandro Del Piero and the experienced striker is aware of the need for calm heads in a fiery atmosphere.

“I think just play your own game. Obviously there-s going to be a lot of emotion out there, a lot of scenarios on the line,” he said.

“Try to relax and try to get into the younger players ears as much as possible and just help them out in the dressing sheds before the game.”

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