Sydney FC’s Westfield W-League defender Danielle Brogan says she is just pleased to be back on the field ahead of the Sky Blue Ladies massive semi-final against the Melbourne Victory on Sunday at WIN Jubliee Stadium, Kogarah (kick off 3pm).
Sydney FC-s Westfield W-League defender Danielle Brogan says she is just pleased to be back on the field ahead of the Sky Blue Ladies massive semi-final against the Melbourne Victory on Sunday at WIN Jubliee Stadium, Kogarah (kick off 3pm).
Brogan, who spent a season out with an ACL injury, ranked her return as one of her highlights in what has been a stellar season for the Sky Blue Ladies as they finished third in the world at the Mobcast International Women-s Club Championships and finished second in the league after embarking on a nine match unbeaten streak.
“Just getting back on the field [has been my highlight],” Brogan said.
“I-ve had rough year and a half so for me I-m pleased to be back on the field.
“If you had said we-d finish 2nd and only lose two matches all season we probably wouldn-t have believed you. It-s a great achievement,” she continued.
“We want to go back to back, it-s not something we speak about, but it-s the final goal.”
Brogan said the way the Sky Blue Ladies season had panned out was unexpected and paid testament to the coaching staff for getting the girls through an extensive schedule with their commitments at the IWCC.
“With the workload we knew it was going to be tough,” said Brogan.
“Top four was the goal at the beginning and we weren-t sure what to expect over in Japan and how everyone would be affected from that travel, playing 3 games in 10 days.
“Credit to the coaching staff and the medical team.”
If Sydney FC are to win back to back W-League titles the Sky Blue Ladies will first have to dispatch the Victory on Sunday, and Brogan is confident the squad can continue their recent good form against the Victorians having not lost to them all season.
“I think it-s going to be a really tough game,” Brogan said.
“We did really well against them [Melbourne] in round one with that 5-1 score line.
“Knowing that we can beat Melbourne and that we have done so most of the time definitely gives us confidence to go into this one and get the three points.”
Brogan also praised the fans that have turned up in their droves to support the girls during the regular season and called for a massive crowd to cheer the girls on, on Sunday.
“I-d love to see everyone out there supporting us,” said Brogan.
“The Cove and all the fans have been unbelievable this year so we-d love to see everyone down at Kogarah this weekend in Sky Blue.”