Brisbane Youth work hard for Victory

After managing to keep their unbeaten start to the season last weekend with a 1-1 draw to the Central Coast Mariners, the Brisbane Roar Youth are, in the words of coach John Sime, “ready and excited” to take on Melbourne Victory at Spencer Park this Sunday.

After managing to keep their unbeaten start to the season last weekend with a 1-1 draw to the Central Coast Mariners, the Brisbane Roar Youth are, in the words of coach John Sime, “ready and excited” to take on Melbourne Victory at Spencer Park this Sunday.

After winning one game and drawing four, the Roar NYL side are only three points off the top of the table and have been putting in the hard yards at training to ensure they get the win against a Melbourne side that has yet to fire.

Although Brisbane has had a strong start to the season, Sime believes his young team is still adapting to playing in the NYL and are yet to put in their best performance.

“Most of the boys haven-t played at this level before and as long as they keep learning and working hard at training we are going to get to there,” said Sime.

“With so many new and young players, as well as playing a system similar to the A-League squad, we will eventually get it together and put in really high quality performances.”

Although coming off their first win of the season, ending a run of three losses and playing four of their first six matches on the road, the Victory will be determined to turn their season around.

Sime did not believe that the Victory-s early struggles meant his side would have an easy time on the weekend, saying that a strong club like Melbourne are always a tough and competitive opposition.

“Melbourne Victory are a very good club on all levels and always push you to put in a big performance, these are the big games that we look forward to playing,” he said.

“We have worked very hard on getting our shape right and trained very well this week. The boys are up for a good game.”

While Sime believes it will be a tough match, he is adamant that his players are in good shape and have what it takes to get the win.

“The players are fresh, the boys all have a bit of a skip in their step and are ready to put in a big performance,” he said.

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