Sydney custodian set to bring up century
He’s been a member of Sydney FC’s squad since the very beginning, and on Saturday night Clint Bolton will pass another career milestone, in Campbelltown against Queensland.
He-s been a member of Sydney FC-s squad since the very beginning, and on Saturday night Clint Bolton will pass another career milestone when he runs onto the field at Campbelltown in Sydney-s Pre-Season Cup opener against Queensland.
The match will mark Bolton-s 100th appearance for the club in official competition, and the long-serving keeper is honoured to be only the second Sydney FC player to pass that mark.
“It feels like a lot more to be honest,” said Bolton. “Four years, it feels like a long, long time because we-ve been in so many tournaments all around the World, but it-s a privilege to play 100 games and hopefully there-ll be 100 more to come.”
Bolton has enjoyed an enviable career, claiming two NSL titles before playing an integral part in Sydney FC-s Championship charge in 2005/06, but the 32 year old has no plans for retirement any time soon.
“If the body holds up alright then I see myself playing three to five more years,” he explained. “I-ve just got to perform week in, week out and hopefully with the pressure we have on us this year we can rise to the occasion and claim another championship.”
Bolton is set to become the second Sydney FC player to pass the century mark, after Iain Fyfe, who played his 100th game against the LA Galaxy at the Pan Pacific championship in Hawaii earlier this year.