5 Mar 2010

Herbert okay about the short turnaround for his Phoenix players

12:38 pm on 5 March 2010

The All Whites coach Ricki Herbert doesn't see any problems with the late arrival back of his Phoenix players for their A-League play-off match against Newcastle in Wellington on Sunday.

Herbert and four Phoenix players are just about to leave Los Angeles after their 2-0 loss to Mexico in a World Cup warmup match last night. Two of their Australian players arrived back yesterday.

They'll have just over 24 hours back with their club before the showdown with the Jets, but Herbert isn't too concerned.

He says the team has been in the same situation last year so they know how to deal with the situation.