New recruit Scott Neville says he’s enjoying the pre-season grind with his new side ahead of Saturday’s first-up pre-season clash against Redlands United at Logan Metro Sports Park (3pm KO).
The experienced full back, who last season won the Hyundai A-League Premiership with Perth Glory, is one of ten new recruits to arrive at the club ahead of the new campaign.
The defender says the group is gelling nicely ahead of their first pre-season hit out at the Club’s City of Logan Training Facility.
“The boys have adapted really well, it’s a good group of boys who are working extremely hard and we’re looking forward to the games which are starting to come thick and fast,” Neville said.
“It’s been great, obviously the start of pre-season is always a lot of running and it’s been good, we’ve integrated a lot of ball work within that and the way that we want to play.
“We’re a good tight knit unit and we’re working really hard, it’s been very tough but at the same time enjoyable and everyone’s loving it.”
The 30-year-old links up with new Head Coach Robbie Fowler for the second time in his career, having played alongside Fowler in the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season at the Glory.
“He [Head Coach Robbie Fowler] is very detailed, he’s someone that always has his door open and you can go in for a chat, he relays what he wants us to do and he’s very clear with that.”
“Moving forward, we’re really looking forward to the season ahead. It’s a good group of guys and we just can’t wait to get going,” Neville said.
The Roar will take on NPL Queensland outfit Redlands United in their first match of the pre-season at Logan Metro Sports Park on Saturday afternoon (3pm KO).
Neville says Saturday’s fixture is a great opportunity for the new teammates to play alongside each other for the first time.
“It’s good that at the end of the second week we’ve got a game. With so many new players, it’s good to play as many games as possible, work on how we’re going to play and iron out a few things,” Neville continued.
“Just to get minutes in the legs that’s the important thing. You can run and train until your black and blue, but you don’t get the intensity that you get in a game so it’ll be good.”
Brisbane Roar v Redlands United
Logan Metro Sports Park, Heritage Park
Saturday, 13 July (3pm KO)
BRISBANE ROAR SQUAD UDPATE
Goalkeepers: 21.Jamie YOUNG
Defenders: 2.Scott NEVILLE, 4.Daniel BOWLES, 5.Tom ALDRED, 6.Macaulay GILLESPHEY, 15.Aaron REARDON, 19.Jack HINGERT, 22.Jake MCGING, 24.Connor O’TOOLE, 28.Izaack POWELL
Midfielders: 8.Jacob PEPPER, 10.Brad INMAN, 12.Aiden O’NEILL, 13.Stefan MAUK, 14.George MELLS, 26.Jay O’SHEA
Attackers: 9.Roy O’DONOVAN, 20.Aaron AMADI-HOLLOWAY, 23.Dylan WENZEL-HALLS