The Roar’s young players are stepping into big shoes and giving Head Coach Mike Mulvey some welcome selection headaches.
The Roar-s young players are stepping into big shoes and giving Head Coach Mike Mulvey some welcome selection headaches.
With some big names sidelined – Besart Berisha (hamstring), Liam Miller (calf) and Shane Stefanutto (hamstring), the Roar-s younger brigade of talent have been given chances in the Hyundai A-League.
Corey Brown, James Donachie and Kwame Yeboah have impressed on the pitch and are putting pressure on their older, more experience team mates.
Mike Mulvey said the performance of the younger players highlights the club-s depth and competition for spots is beneficial to the squad.
“In winning teams you usually reward the players who are doing the job on the field,” Mulvey said.
“It-s a no-brainer to bring Jade (North) back this week whereas Donachie had an excellent game last week so it-s a selection issue.
“They-re the problems that I want. Who do you select?”
In the absence of the injured left-back Shane Stefanutto, 19-year-old Corey Brown has impressed since given the chance in the position.
“Corey right now is making every post a winner and he-s got Shane now behind him,” Mulvey said.
“You want that in every position”.
Striker Kwame Yeboah, also 19, showed off his potential after scoring the Roar-s match-winning goal against the Central Coast Mariners in Gosford just minutes after coming on as a substitute.