Grant Set For Competitive Return

After a year on the sideline, Sydney FC Grand Final hero Rhyan Grant is poised to make his competitive comeback tonight in our FFA Cup Round of 16 clash against Cairns FC at Barlow Park.

Having worked his way back from a second ACL injury, Grant says his body is feeling good ahead of his first competitive hit out since Sydney FC’s 2017 title triumph at Allianz Stadium, and he said he’s eager to get back into the swing of things under new Head Coach Steve Corica.

“I’m just happy to be back playing,” Grant said.

“My last competitive game was the Grand Final a year ago, so it’s been a while between drinks.

“I’m really eager to get back into it and the FFA Cup is the perfect place to start that.

“My body feels good,” he continued.

Grant in action at training. Photo by Jaime Castaneda (@jamcas50)

“There were some speed bumps to overcome on the road to recovery which can happen but everything is now good and ready to go.”

Facing Cairns FC in the Round of 16, the Sky Blues’ are hot favourites to progress to the last eight, however Grant said the squad would need to be on the top of their game in order to progress against a side playing the biggest match of their season.

“Cairns will be up for it for sure,” he said.

“They’re going to give it a good crack so we need to switched on and ready for everything they throw at us.”

Sydney FC face Cairns FC in the FFA Cup Round of 16 tonight at Barlow Park (kick off 7:30pm AEST). Catch the match streamed live at and on the My Football Live App.