Sydney strike-force aims to shoot down the Jets
It's back to business this Saturday for Sydney FC, with the Hyundai A-League club out to continue its unbeaten start to the season when it travels north to take on the Newcastle Jets.
The squad is refreshed after a well earned weekend off but it-s back to business this Saturday for Sydney FC, with the Hyundai A-League club out to continue its unbeaten start to the season when it travels north to take on the Newcastle Jets.
With most of his players now fit and firing, including marquee signing, John Aloisi, Sydney coach John Kosmina is blessed with an embarrassment of riches ahead of the round 4 encounter and he-ll have some tough selection decisions to make between now and the weekend.
“It-s a good position to be in,” admitted Kosmina. “We-ve got plenty of quality options available to us up front and whatever line-up we field I-m confident we-ll be hard to stop.
Newcastle has made a poor start to the season, with two draws and a five goal defeat against its name, but clashes between the defending Champions and Sydney are always tough and Kosmina expects more of the same on Saturday.
“I-m not worried about what happened in the last round,” said Kosmina of the Jet-s last-start loss. “Any side can have an off day, we know they-re going to be desperate at home and we-ll have to be on our game to get the points.”
Historically FC has the edge over Newcastle, scoring five victories and suffering only two defeats from their eleven A-League encounters, but at Energy Australia stadium it-s much more even, with each team recording two wins from the five matches played at the ground.
With two weeks solid training under their belts since their return to the field against Perth, John Aloisi and captain, Tony Popovic are both strong chances of starting Saturday-s match.
The clash kicks off in Newcastle at 7:00pm.