Sydney FC striker Mark Bridge says he cannot wait for this Sunday afternoon’s clash with Gold Coast United at the Sydney Football Stadium so he can reignite his partnership with fellow hit man Alex Brosque who returns to the Sky Blue fold from injury.
Sydney FC striker Mark Bridge says he cannot wait for this Sunday afternoon-s clash with Gold Coast United at the Sydney Football Stadium so he can reignite his partnership with fellow hit man Alex Brosque who returns to the Sky Blue fold from injury.
The Killer B-s haven-t played together since the opening round of the 2010/11 Hyundai A-League season but the pair will get to weave their magic once again come Sunday (3pm kick-off).
Bridge said despite the slow start to the season the mood in the playing group was fantastic.
“With Brosquey coming back we know how good the two of us play together so it-s always a positive when he comes back,” Bridge said.
“Everyone is in positive spirits. We played really well last weekend and I thought we were unlucky. People talk about us losing players from last season but I think if you compared last week-s game to some games from last season we played a lot better.
“If we were playing terrible like we did against Adelaide and Brisbane every week then we would be worried. But we-re playing some good football so there are positive signs.”
The Gold Coast showdown marks the beginning of an eight day period where the Sky Blues play three consecutive home games.
Following the clash with Jason Culina-s team, Sydney FC hosts the North Queensland Fury on Wednesday 29 September (7:30pm kick-off) and competition leaders Adelaide United on Monday 4 October 5pm kick-off).
On top of welcoming back Brosque, Bridge also praised the performance of the recently signed Brazilian striker Bruno Cazarine, who scored a goal in his first start for Sydney FC against Wellington on Saturday 11 September. He also felt the bye came at the right time for the team.
“Bruno looked good. He suits our style of play and he-s smart and good in the air. He did well for us on the weekend against Wellington,” Bridge said.
“Personally I think it-s good to get your head away from football and try and forget all the stuff that-s been happening, then come back with these three games in quick succession.
“If we get three wins on the trot then we can hopefully forget what-s happened at the start of the season, move up the ladder and it will be up to us to continue that form.”