McFlynn Notices Lift at Training

Sydney FC Captain Terry McFlynn believes the Sky Blues squad has been refreshed and revitalised since newly-appointed Head Coach Ian Crook took control of training two weeks ago.

Sydney FC Captain Terry McFlynn believes the Sky Blues squad has been refreshed and revitalised since newly-appointed Head Coach Ian Crook took control of training two weeks ago.

The squad is midway through week four of its preliminary five-week off season training block and McFlynn believes the players have lifted under the guidance of their new Coach.

“There-s no doubt that when a new Coach starts the playing group lifts, which has certainly happened in the last two weeks since Crooky was announced as the new Coach,” McFlynn said. “His sessions are always intense but the lift by the players has also been very noticeable.

“Crooky has taken sessions while he was an Assistant Coach in the first season (2005/06) and also last season so it has been a seamless transition. It has been really enjoyable but hard work.”

McFlynn also hinted that the Sky Blues would undergo a change in playing style for the 2012/13 season, especially with the abundance of exciting young players and the addition of Ali Abbas and Fabio last week.

“We know the style of football he likes to play and although there hasn-t been a lot of tactical work it-s obvious we-ll be changing things up a bit this season,” McFlynn added.

“We are blessed with some very young, exciting players coming through that Crooky has worked with in the Youth Team in recent years and with Ali (Abbas) and Fabio joining us there-s a real sense of excitement among the playing group.”

The Sydney FC players will continue training through to the end of next week (8 June) before taking a five week break before Pre Season training kicks into gear for the 2012/13 season.