11 Nov 2009

Fleming motivates All Whites ahead of Bahrain clash

9:09 pm on 11 November 2009

Former Black Caps skipper Stephen Fleming has given the All Whites a pep talk ahead of their football world qualifier against Bahrain in Wellington on Saturday night.

After the nil-all result in the first leg in Bahrain the All Whites need to win to advance to the finals in South Africa next year.

Fleming spoke to the side when they all came together for the first time and midfielder Michael McGlinchey says it was good to hear a different perspective.

The All Whites look set to keep to the same formation as in Bahrain.

However, the starting lineup could be different.

In Bahrain, coach Ricki Herbert opted for a three-four-three formation and ran the same line up at training on Wednesday.

But McGlinchey could earn a start in the midfield, with Simon Elliot under an injury cloud and sitting out training.