Sydney FC head West for Rams clash
Hyundai A-League 2010 Champions Sydney FC will take to the pitch for its second match of the 2010/11 preseason tomorrow night when its travels to Campbelltown Stadium to face the Macarthur Rams (7pm kick-off).
Hyundai A-League 2010 Champions Sydney FC will take to the pitch for its second match of the 2010/11 preseason tomorrow night when it travels to Campbelltown Stadium to face the Macarthur Rams (7pm kick-off).
After kicking off the season with a 2-1 win over Manly United last Tuesday night, the Sky Blues will arrive in Sydney-s west with the aim of continuing to develop as a team and the incorporation of the likes of new signings Scott Jamieson, Nick Carle and a host of the club-s National Youth League rising stars.
Coach Vitezslav Lavicka used 18 players in last week-s win and will again use the match against the Rams to work on the teams- formation and to give trial players the chance to impress.
“Every victory is important to help build the confidence of the players in the team. These games are an important part of the preseason,” Lavicka said.
“They have worked very hard during training and try to reflect this each week when they play in the preseason games.
“We prefer to play a game a week during the preseason as it allows the players to integrate with each other. We have some trialists training with us and they will be able to play tomorrow night. I expect to see professionalism and a win.”
In excellent signs for the Sky Blues, strike duo Alex Brosque and Mark Bridge caused endless headaches for Manly-s defence, Captain Terry McFlynn was a wall of strength in the midfield and new goalkeeper Liam Reddy impressed on debut with a number of strong saves.
And in another big plus for the Sky Blues, Jamieson and Carle formed a potent combination, highlighted by a series of swift and pinpoint passing exchanges, in the short period of time they were on the Cromer Park pitch together against Manly.
“I am very happy that these new additions are here. We have had to rebuild the team for the new season and I am sure that they are able to bring the quality and passion needed,” Lavicka said.
“These games are exciting for Sydney FC fans as they get to come and support us - this is very important.”
Midfielder Brendan Gan will sit out the fixture while Stuart Musialik (hip), Rhyan Grant (ankle), Matt Jurman (foot), Sebastian Ryall (wrist) and Kofi Danning (knee) are all well advanced in recovering from their respective injuries.
Sydney FC v Macarthur at Campbelltown Stadium Tuesday 22nd June Kick Off: 7pm Player signing session: 5.45pm - 6.45pm
Sydney FC team: Ivan Necevski (gk), Liam Reddy (gk), Stephan Keller, Hayden Foxe, Demitri Petratos, Brendan Gan, Nick Carle, Shannon Cole, Antony Golec, Alex Brosque, Terry McFlynn (c), Nathan Sherlock, Mark Bridge, Scott Jamieson, Sung-Hwan Byun, Giorgio Sperenza. Glen Trifiro.