Brattan Praises O'Neill Partnership

Sydney FC new signing Luke Brattan has praised his blossoming partnership with Brandon O’Neill for allowing him to become more familiar with his new surroundings at the club.

Despite having played just two matches together, 29-year-old Brattan believes the duo are fitting perfectly into the new look squad.

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“I’ve only played with him for a couple of games now and it’s a pleasure to play next to him [Brandon]. When you’re playing with so many good players, it makes your job on the field easier.

“We’ve got such a talented squad; Steve has done a good job to put this team together. I’m just looking to do my job and add a bit to the midfield, and make a good partnership with Brandon,” he said.

The Sky Blues have just returned from their pre-season clash against the Jets in Dubbo where they controlled majority of the game and Brattan is confident that the side can take out plenty of positives from the match.

“It was a tough trip with tough conditions but the attitude was spot on and I think we dominated most of the game which is very pleasing,” Brattan said.

“We’re building good relationships between the side, with me and all the new boys, it’s starting to look good.”

Luke Brattan in training.

Looking forward, Brattan is focused on helping the team with their tactical play.

“We’ve done the bulk of the work already this pre-season so these next few weeks we’ll focus on the finer details in our game,” Brattan said.

“Once we get the final third clicking, I think we’ll be extremely dangerous because everything up until there is going really nicely and that will just come with time.”

His experience of the trip was positive and he thanked the locals for coming out to the game.

“It was such a great atmosphere. There was about 3000 people in conditions that weren’t great but people still turned up which was fantastic to see.

“But overall it was a great trip, and a long bus ride home.”

Sydney FC’s next game will be away to Western United at Morshead Park, Ballarat this Friday 27 September (kick off 3pm AEST). Follow @SydneyFC on Twitter for live updates from the clash.