*Header photo by Jaime Castaneda (@jamcas50)
Sydney FC Head Coach Steve Corica has confirmed new signing Anthony Caceres is in line to feature on Friday night against his former club at Jubilee Stadium (kick off 7:50pm AEDT).
Caceres’ ITC is the last hurdle before he’s cleared to play, as Corica also revealed the options now at his disposal following the acquisition of the former Mariners attacker.
“It’s looking good at this stage, he [Caceres] should be available and ready for the bench,” Corica said.
“He’s a very good player, I’m looking forward to seeing him play. He’s very creative, we want him to score goals as well, he plays as a number 10 and that gives us good depth in that position going forward, especially with the 6 games coming up in January and leading into the Champions League.
“It’s vital that we have good depth in the squad and we want players like that coming to Sydney FC,” he continued.
“I think Siem can play a different role, he can play further forward.
“The players we have, they can’t all back up, Brosque can’t play 6 games this month, we need to rest him at certain periods this month and Siem will play further forward. It gives Danny and Anthony Caceres a good chance to play as a number 10.”
Corica said confidence was high in the team following their victory at Kogarah on Saturday, as he stressed the importance of being prepared against a side yet to win in the league this season.
“Confidence is very high going into the New Year,” Corica said.
“We expect much more of the same, winning, we start with the Central Coast tomorrow night, and we’re looking forward to a big performance in a home game.
“We want to finish teams off earlier if we get the opportunity to execute, to take our chances when they come.
“We’re doing a good job, winning games, that’s the main thing picking up three points. It’s a vital game against Central Coast, they’re going to be very hungry to win and we don’t want to be the ones they pick up points against.
“They’re going to be desperate for points, we need to be ready for that, Brisbane were the same case last week and we dealt with them very well,” he continued.
“We need to be ready, they’ve had a shorter turnaround but we need to focus on our game and what we want to do against them.”
Sydney FC kick off the New Year with a double header show at Jubilee Stadium on Friday night. The Sky Blues Westfield W-League stars face the Newcastle Jets at 5:20pm before the Hyundai A-League squad clash against the Central Coast Mariners at 7:50pm. Be there to back your Sky Blues and enjoy the Sydney FC show in 2019.