Sydney FC Head Coach Frank Farina has indicated that the Sky Blues will likely sign former Serbian U-21 and Red Star Belgrade player Milos Dimitrijevic until the end of the season.
Sydney FC Head Coach Frank Farina has indicated that the Sky Blues will likely sign former Serbian U-21 and Red Star Belgrade player Milos Dimitrijevic until the end of the season, if he comes through a successful trial.
Dimitrijevic arrived in Australia on Sunday and has been training with the Sky Blues ahead of the Sydney Derby on Saturday at Pirtek Stadium (kick off 7:45pm), however Farina has said it will still be a couple of weeks before he is seen.
“Milos is the one that we will look at signing until the end of the season,” Farina said.
“He-s obviously a little underdone at the moment but he-s the player that we-re looking at bringing in and hopefully very soon.
“There are 14 games to go, he-s been training but he only arrived on Sunday so it-s a little early just yet but he-s in pretty good nick when you look at him,” Farina continued.
“It was similar with Ranko when he came in and you saw how quickly he not only adapted but was physically up for it so I-m not expecting it to be too long before we see him.”
The Sky Blues are unbeaten in the five competition games they-ve played at Parramatta Stadium thus far but Farina is wary of the threat Western Sydney pose, especially after their shock 3-1 home defeat to Wellington Phoenix last week.
“They-ll bounce back. I think they-re a very good side,” Farina said.
“They lost 3-1 to Wellington at home and they won-t be happy.
“Im expecting Western Sydney, who have a good squad and they have shown that over the past year, to show that they-re a very dangerous team at home. It-s going to be tough,” he continued.
“I think defence is their strongest point, they-re very compact and they don-t give too much away. You know with Ono floating in and around the front players, he-s dangerous and he was most probably the difference between the two sides in the first game at Allianz.”
Farina also praised the atmosphere the derby generates and is confident the fans will behave as they look to spur on Sydney FC.
“The atmosphere is fantastic and I think all players enjoy it irrespective of if you-re the home team or not,” Farina said.
“I think with a great atmosphere everyone lifts. All the players are looking forward to it. It-s a sell out so hopefully that will hope spur them on as well.
“There were some problems out there last year but that was a small element and you can-t tarnish everyone with the same brush. The crowds have been fantastic particularly in these derbies.
“Hopefully everyone behaves and goes there for what it is, it-s a game of football and we should enjoy it without getting to boisterous.”
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