Neville: We’re embracing the challenge


Key defender Scott Neville says the Roar squad is settling in well in their temporary new home in Sydney and is confident the side will continue to improve under new Head Coach Warren Moon.

“The club has given everything we need, and we have a really nice venue out here,” Neville said.

“It’s almost like a tournament hub, we’re embracing it and we love it”. 

“Obviously it’s good to have a new gaffer come in, it’s good to see how he integrates and it’s good for him see how the boys react.

“it’s obviously hard coming in with four games to go with us playing a certain way, he’s got a style of play that I’m sure he wants to implement and slowly and surely we’ll introduce that.


Despite a disappointing result against Adelaide United last weekend, Neville says he was relatively pleased with the performance from the boys and is hoping to finish off the remaining games of the season in style.  

“I think we started a bit slowly but after 15-20 minutes I think we took control of the game and was unlucky not to score,” he added.

“You can see the patterns of play that we work on that came through and in another game we would have scored two or three so the performance was there and we’re only going to get better and stronger as the games move forward”. 

The defeat means the Roar remain fourth on the ladder with a handful of teams hot on their tails in a the chase for finals football.

After 122 days between games, the experienced defender is just happy to be back on the field.

“I personally had a few things off the field but nothing can replace football,” Neville conntinued.


“It was just a great feeling to be back with the boys and the match-day experience on the end of the week to round out training is a magical feeling and I’m just looking forward to the rest of the games.”

The Roar’s next test is Melbourne Victory at Bankwest Stadium on Wednesday night.

Despite expecting a tough test from the Victorians, the defender is confident The Roar can fire and get their first win under Warren Moon.

“Anyone can beat anyone on the day. If we put in the performance we did against Adelaide and add on to that, I think we’ll be okay and that’s what we’re looking to do.”