Brisbane Roar forward Dylan Wenzel-Halls says he’s relishing the chance to hone his craft under the guidance of Head Coach Robbie Fowler.
The 21-year-old, who has missed portions of pre-season with a knee injury, has returned to the training park alongside his teammates and eager to impress the coaching staff with just over a month remaining until the new campaign gets underway.
Wenzel-Halls, who scored five times during his inaugural season in the Hyundai A-League, says he is loving being back working hard on the training track.
“I’m back on the park now, taking part in full training. It’s good to be back out there with the boys, working hard, learning, improving and building for the season,” Wenzel-Halls said.
“There’s never a good time to be injured, but I think with the long pre-season, it still gives me a good six weeks to prepare for the season and get going from there.”
Wenzel-Halls says the opportunity to work with Head Coach Robbie Fowler – scorer of 168 English Premier League goals, as well as some of his more experienced team mates such as Roy O’Donovan, has been a superb opportunity for the young striker.
“It’s exciting to work with someone of his calibre and I’m quite lucky to be able to do that and be in that position,” Wenzel-Halls continued.
“He’ll pull me aside a couple of times a week and gives me little tips, he’s always looking to help me.
“It’s not only me, he’s looking to help everyone, he’s in everyone’s ear giving them tips and feedback which I think is really important.
“Even watching the likes of Roy (O’Donovan) and how he moves as well – for a young striker it puts me in a good position.”
The forward added his main focus for the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season was to build to build on a first-up campaign that yielded five goals in 20 appearances.
“It’s a very competitive bunch, so for me I’d loved to be involved week in, week out, whether that’s coming off the bench or starting, I just want to be there and ready and prepared to play my part,” he added.
“Scoring goals, creating goals, assisting goals, even just working for the team, pressing to create the goal.
“Ultimately everyone just wants to play football, no one likes sitting out so I think a good goal for me would be to really push for regular football.”