We Can Bounce Back - Grant

Sydney FC utility player Rhyan Grant believes the Sky Blues will bounce back from their defeat against Melbourne Heart after rebounding well to previous setbacks.

Sydney FC utility player Rhyan Grant believes the Sky Blues will bounce back from their defeat against Melbourne Heart after rebounding well to previous setbacks.

The versatile Bathurst boy was involved in Sydney-s second defeat of the year in Sunday-s 3-1 loss, but insists they have a good record in responding well in the next game.

“We-ll come in train hard, work hard, put the loss behind us and look forward to Perth,” said the crowd favourite.

“I think we-ve shown in the past that if we-ve had a disappointing result then we-ve come out and done well.

“Now it-s just about us being consistent and getting a good result this weekend.”

With a large playing squad at his disposal coach Frank Farina has choices to make heading into this week-s game in Western Australia.

And Grant knows competition for places is high.

“We-ve just got to go out there and play our best and really prove that we-re worthy of a position,” he said.

“It-s an extra motivation for everyone to play well and train well.”

A win over Glory would be the perfect tonic for the young player who celebrates his birthday today (Tuesday).

“I turn 22 so it sounds like I-m getting a little bit older now but I-m happy that today is my birthday and hopefully this weekend I can make it worthwhile.”

Rhyan plans to celebrate by having a meal with family and friends.

Watch Alessandro's first game at Allianz Stadium since renewing his contract and the Socceroos captain Lucas Neill's home debut for Sydney FC against the current league leaders Central Coast Mariners on Saturday 9th March (kick off 5.30pm). Sydney will be looking to make it six wins in a row at home. Tickets are available by clicking here from Ticketek.