Wanderers' Babbel looking to calm down

Adrian Warren
Wanderers head coach Markus Babbel is hoping his side's three-game winless run ends in Newcastle

Western Sydney coach Markus Babbel says he did the wrong thing by swearing in an A-League post-match media conference and will try to be calmer in the future, but can't guarantee it will never happen again.

Babbel was cited by the FFA for dropping a couple of F-bombs in answers to questions about a contentious penalty awarded to Melbourne City last Friday.

"I did something wrong, of course, I was emotional, it's never good if you say something in emotion but this is done," Babbel said before training on Thursday.

"Swearing in front of the cameras is never good, I'll try to do it better in the future, but I can't promise you.

"Normally I have the experience to be a little bit calmer in this moment, this will maybe happen in the future again, I''ll try to do it better.

"For myself, I will try for the future, to calm down and relax and give good answers."

Defender Daniel Georgievski was also cited and issued a show cause notice by the FFA for a social media post following last Friday's game, with both men having the opportunity to provide a submission by next Monday.

Babbel is focused on trying to end a two-match losing streak and a three-game winless run which has resulted in them dropping from first to fourth.

"The performance against Melbourne City was much better than against Western United or Brisbane, so many positive things are coming back," he said.

"If we keep going like we did last Friday, trust me we will win more games than we lose."

He stressed they needed to create and take more goalscoring opportunities .

"In the first (few) games we were very effective in front of goal, nearly every shot was a goal," Babbel said.

"Now we've changed a bit we need more chances to score a goal.

"We have to keep going on creating chances but also to scoring."

They play away to Newcastle on Saturday and German striker Alex Meier is in doubt with a bout of influenza.

"I have a look at how he is tomorrow and then we'll decide if he can come with us or maybe he has to stay at home," Babbel said.

Central defender Matt Jurman, who has missed the last two games with a groin injury, is expected to be available for selection.