Sydney defenders set for comeback
Sydney FC’s table-topping National Youth League team might be streets ahead of the chasing pack but the side will have an even more formidable look to it this weekend, with senior stars, Simon Colosimo and Jacob Timpano set to return from injury in the round-14 clash against the Melbourne Victory.
Sydney FC-s table-topping National Youth League team might be streets ahead of the chasing pack but the side will have an even more formidable look to it this weekend, with senior stars, Simon Colosimo and Jacob Timpano set to return from injury in the round-14 clash against the Melbourne Victory.
For Timpano it-s the continuation of his comeback after twice turning out for the youth side over the last month, but for Colosimo it will be a long-awaited outing, with the former Socceroo sidelined for the last 15-weeks after undergoing surgery in September to correct Osteitis Pubis.
“It-s been a long road but I-ve been working hard on my rehab and I-m really looking forward to playing again,” said Colosimo. “The young boys are going really well so it-ll be good to get out there with them and start building up my match fitness.”
The defensive pair will bolster a side that is sweeping all before it, stretching its impressive record to 10 wins from 11 matches last Saturday against the Perth Glory.
The Sky Blues youngsters kept relentlessly chasing the three points against Glory in their round-13 encounter and they were rewarded with the latest of late goals when they could easily have settled for a share of the points.
Hard working attacker Robbie Mileski typified the performance, tirelessly harassing Perth-s defenders in defence and attack. It was no surprise he was on hand to react quickest to flick a fortunate deflection home in the 95th minute of Saturday-s game.
“I thought it was going to be one of those days,” he said after the match. “We had so many chances. We-d dominate, dominate but just couldn-t put it away, but Rock (coach Steve O-Connor) has drilled us, told us to keep calm - if it comes first minute or last minute, it-s the same result.”
Having recently returned from injury, the 21-year old enjoyed getting 90 minutes under his belt again as he tries to rediscover his promising early season form.
“I-m slowly coming back after a couple of weeks off - today I felt good. I-ve just got to keep working on keeping up with the change of pace, getting fitter. These days if you don-t work, you-re not going to win.”
Mileski, Colosimo and Timpano will join the rest of the Sky Blues- youth squad in pursuit of another 3-points when they tackle the last-placed Melbourne Victory at Epping Soccer Stadium in Melbourne at 4pm on Sunday.