Prepare For A Big Night On Saturday - Grant

Sydney FC goalscorer Rhyan Grant says fans should prepare for a massive night this Saturday when the Sky Blues meet the West Sydney Wanderers in the first derby at Allianz Stadium.

Sydney FC goalscorer Rhyan Grant says fans should prepare for a massive night this Saturday when the Sky Blues meet the West Sydney Wanderers in the first derby at Allianz Stadium.

Grant hit the crucial second goal in Sydney-s 2-1 win at Wellington Phoenix on Sunday and says the win sets things up nicely ahead of this weekend.

“It-s going to be good, especially coming off a win and Western Sydney won as well so both teams are looking good and are going to be confident too.

“A big crowd and a packed stadium would great,” said the versatile defender / midfielder.

Sydney-s win across the Tasman put them within touching distance of the five clubs ahead of them, giving Saturday-s match added emphasis.

“It-s a very crucial game,” said Grant. “We-re only 3 points off the Wanderers who are in fourth, so if we can get the win we-ll be right back up there.”

After spending most of the season at right back the 21-year old excelled against the Phoenix in a forward position behind the striker Blake Powell.

“It was good, I enjoyed it,” he said. “It was pretty tough in there but I like that sort of thing. I-m happy to play anywhere if I can get on the pitch.

“I thought I did alright. I was lucky enough to get on the scoresheet which was good. I think it-s my first in a couple of seasons and it-s only my second for the club so it's always good to score a goal.”

The cool finish from the Bathurst boy denied colleague Powell his second goal for the club after Grant chose to shoot rather than square the ball to the unmarked striker.

“He-s reminded me of that but it was just a reaction and I didn-t really pick him there. I was lucky enough to put it in the back of the net,” said Rhyan.

Tickets for Saturday night's epic derby clash with Western Sydney Wanderers are still available from ticketek starting from only $25 for adults. Kick off is 7:45pm with the W-League top of the table clash between Sydney FC and Perth Glory starting at 5pm.