Goalkeeper Jamie Young has warned Hyundai A-League opposition that the Roar are fully intent on returning to their dangerous form seen before the suspension of the league in March.
No side has earned more points since New Year than the Roar, who have taken 26 points already in the calendar year, rocketing into the Hyundai A-League top four.
Having returned to the training paddock at the Club’s City of Logan Training Facility last week, Young says there’s a steely determination within the group to keep the ball rolling.
“It’s good to be back. We’ve been out for so long, it’s been difficult not having that routine,” Young said.
“We had a great run and we were hard to beat before the suspension of the league. We’ll be looking to emulate that again.
“We know the standard of where we’re at and we’re fortunate that the whole team is here, so there’s no reason why we can’t get into that form again.
“We’ve got the cohesion, the team identify & it’s all about making those things click and fit at the right time. Again, there’s no reason why we can’t.”
Young was one of a handful of players who trained together in smaller groups once restrictions permitted, including a few familiar faces including former Brisbane teammates Stefan Mauk, Luke De Vere and James Donachie.
“A lot of the lads kept going with exercising and training in small groups. I think that was important in maintaining some form of routine,” Young added.
“Mental health around this time is pretty prominent so it was important to get out there exercising and have some form of routine.
“I was in with about eight or nine of the lads – we had one from Wellington, one from Melbourne Victory and one from Adelaide so we can all kind of relate.”
Four games remain in the Hyundai A-League regular season for the Roar, including a pair of fixtures against fellow current top-six outfits in Sydney FC & Wellington Phoenix.
The two-time defending Gary Wilkins Medallist believes that the squad have the core components to earn plenty of success yet this campaign.
“We have a culture at the Roar where we always aim to work hard and there’s a climate where we have certain standards to hit & I think that just shows a tight cohesion in our team,” he concluded.