The Wellington Phoenix football coach Ricki is giving his charges a lighter training schedule this week as they prepare for their third elimination game in the space of two weeks.
On Saturday night in Sydney the Phoenix play Sydney, with the winner play Melbourne in the A League grand final.
The Phoenix's last two matches have gone to extra time, prompting Herbert to taper the trainings off.
But defender Troy Hearfield says while they're taking things a little easier, that won't be the case when they take the field.
The Phoenix fly to Sydney tomorrow afternoon.