Goalkeeper Jamie Young has heaped praise on his teammates’ work ethic as the Roar continue preparation for the restart of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season.
The Roar are set to play its first Hyundai A-League fixture since late March on Sunday, 19 July against Adelaide United at Robina’s CBUS Super Stadium.
Young returned to the Club’s City of Logan Training Facility alongside the rest of the squad in recent weeks and the two-time defending Gary Wilkins Medallist has been impressed by the team’s efforts.
“I have to say the guys have trained incredibly well – they’ve really put some hard work in,” Young said.
“You can see that humility to go in to training every day and do it properly.
“Now that we’ve come through the COVID break, it’s been great that we can come back a bit stronger. It’s been a tough period, but I think we’ll be better for it and you can see that on the training pitch at the moment.”
The Roar are well-placed to return to finals football this campaign, nestled in fourth spot with four games to go.
Three of those remaining matches are against current top-six sides, but on their day, Young backs the Roar against any opposition.
“We know what we have to do – my Dad always says that the next team you play is tough. We take every game with that sort of respect for the opposition,” he continued.
“We know what we have to do and if we execute that then we’re a threat to any team.
There’s also added incentive for the born-and-raised Brisbane local.
“The main thing for us is having that work ethic and that mindset, that humility to turn up every day and play for the badge,” Young added.
“Also, we’re playing for the people of Brisbane as well – that’s important. The people in our communities are looking for us to see how we’re reacting in these times and if we can give our best efforts for them in these times, I think that means a lot.
“Especially for me, being a Brisbane person myself, there’s that added incentive.”