Around the grounds: Wanderers’ playmaker Majewski pumped for Leeds reunion

Saturday night’s clash against Leeds United will bring back some pretty special memories for new Western Sydney Wanderers recruit Radoslaw Majewski.

The Polish midfielder was a fan favourite at Championship club Nottingham Forest between 2009 and 2015, making over 140 appearances and scoring 19 goals.

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And during his time at the City Ground, Majewski faced Leeds on a number of occasions.


If Saturday night’s clash against Marcelo Bielsa’s men is anything like Majewski’s last meeting with Leeds, then fans at Bankwest Stadium will be in for a treat.

"The last game that I remember against them, we beat them 7-3 at Leeds and it was a big game," said Majewski on the Wanderers’ official website.

"Gareth McClearly scored four goals in that game and we were so excited after the game.

"I remember the atmosphere between Forest and Leeds being very good, lots of people came to the stadium and everybody was excited because Forest and Leeds don't like each other, their fans especially."

Majewski, who only arrived in Australia last week, has been named in the 24-man Wanderers’ squad to take on Leeds on Saturday night.

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The Whites are currently in Perth for Wednesday night’s clash against Manchester United.

Elsey having a ‘ball’ under Verbeek

Normally at this time of the pre-season, Jordan Elsey is used to doing plenty of physical work without seeing much of a football around.

But – much to his delight – the pre-season training schedule at Adelaide United has changed somewhat under new boss Gertjan Verbeek.

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The Dutchman has promised a different philosophy from the South Australian club this season and Elsey has already seen evidence of that in training.

“Everything is with the ball which is good,” the defender said on Adelaide’s official website.

Jordan Elsey
Jordan Elsey is loving pre-season training with the Reds at the moment

“I’ve had some pre-seasons where it’s just without the ball, but everything is with the ball and we’re still becoming very fit from it.

“His trainings are very intense and all the boys are pushing each other and everything is with the ball and we want to play an attacking style of football and create as many chances as we can.

“It’s been really positive, I think everyone is excited to learn a new playing style and an attacking style.”

Verbeek’s first competitive game in charge of the Reds will come as they begin their FFA Cup defence against Victorian NPL side Melbourne Knights.

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The Round of 32 clash – at Knights Stadium in Melbourne – is on Wednesday, August 7 and kicks-off at 7.30pm (AEST).