Sydney FC youngster Alex Gersbach is hoping the goals will flow for the Sky Blues as they take on the Newcastle Jets for the second time this season at Allianz Stadium on Friday night (kick off 7:40pm).
The Sky Blues are goalless in their last two games however Gersbach believes that after a hard week at training working on supply to the strikers the goals are on their way.
“The Jets are in a bit of good form but we’ve been solid defensively and with our build up as well,” Gersbach said.
“We need to deliver for the strikers and we haven’t quite been doing that. We’ve been working hard on it this week in training and tomorrow night hopefully it comes off.
“It’s just in the final third the bounce of the ball hasn’t really been going our way but with a bit of luck we’ll get a few goals tomorrow night.
“It was really good to get the win that game [in round two], it was really tough to break down Newcastle in the end but we got that goal and were really pleased about that.
“Hopefully we have less trouble breaking them down tomorrow night, we haven’t scored too many goals lately at home so we’ll be looking to do that and please our fans,” he continued.
“It’ll be a tough game and pretty tight but we’ll be hopeful of breaking down the Jets defence. With a bit of luck tomorrow night we’ll be alright and we’ll score some goals for our fans.”
After missing the first five rounds though illness, consigned to a place on the bench, Gersbach said he’s pleased to be back amongst the first 11 as he revealed on the mend Ali Abbas has been mentoring him on his left back role.
“I’m happy with the opportunities I’m getting,” Gersbach said.
“At the start of the season I couldn’t quite work my way back into the starting team, I was on the bench for the first five rounds, but I’m really happy to be back in the starting team and I’ve just got to build on my performances and really cement my spot.
“I’m happy with my form in November but I’m looking to kick on and continue that and get better and better as the season goes on.
“Ali has helped me as a bit of a mentor,” he continued.
“He’s playing left back for the youth team at the moment as well and it’s really helpful to have someone of his experience.
“He’s played so many games for Sydney FC, it’s great to have him around the change room to help me out.”
Sydney FC take on the Newcastle Jets tomorrow night at Allianz Stadium (kick off 7:40pm). Catch the game live on Fox Sports 4, listen live on ABC Grandstand or follow @SydneyFC on Twitter for updates.
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