17 Aug 2012

Herbert says India tour will be good for Phoenix

1:03 pm on 17 August 2012

The Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert is uncertain about what they can expect on their pre-season tour of India.

The Phoenix left today for a match against Newcastle in Australia before 4 matches in India.

Herbert says it'll be good for his squad to experience a new environment, but he's not really sure about the quality of the sides they'll come up against.

Any sporting tour of the sub-continent has its issues and Herbert says after having a number of inoculation shots they're ready for anything.

Herbert hopes to have finalised the last spot in his squad by the time they get back...he's hoping to secure a foreign striker.