The National Premier Leagues Queensland enters Round 10 this week as the Young Roar look to continue their winning ways after returning home from Townsville 4-1 victors last round.
Our Young Roar sit only two points behind third-place Lions FC ahead of their return home to Logan Metro Sports Park, where they take on Magpies Crusaders FC (7pm KO).
Adam Sawyer, who has shared in the captaincy role this year for the Young Roar, says that last weekend’s win was a great confidence booster to the squad.
“It’s always tough to travel up North, with the weather being so unpredictable. We stuck to our structures and played well, that’s what we are looking to do for the next few weeks and hopefully we can keep on winning,” Sawyer said.
Sawyer is one of many Young Roar squad members who have experienced a promotion to first team training this season, which he attributes to the depth of squads at the Roar.
“At least six of the young boys are training with the first team every week. It just shows the quality and depth that we have going right through the Academy sides who are stepping up also,” Sawyer continued.
“We’ve got a bunch of great young boys from all over the country in our development teams, it’s great that they are able to train week in and out with the first team. It’s a great experience for us all, we are a young team, but the character is really good.”
This weekend’s match will mark the Young Roar’s first home game since early March and only their second official home game at the new Logan Metro complex.
Saturday night's opponents enter the clash after a tough start to the season, having won once this season and sitting equal last.
Although the Young Roar’s opponents are yet to make their mark on this NPL season, Sawyer says that they will not be underestimating anyone regardless of their record.
“Any team can put out a great performance, and we don’t take anyone lightly. They are travelling down here to play us, so they will be ready for the match. We must stick to our structures and our game plan no matter the opponent,” Sawyer continued.
“Our coaches have been great when working on specific opponents, we always have a lot of material to work with and lots of post-game analysis from behind the scenes to keep us ready for anyone.”
“The best thing we can do is play our game, that gives us the best chance to win.”