Mariners attacker Chris Harold is looking forward to a potential home debut on Sunday afternoon at Central Coast Stadium after playing his first two games on the road.
The 27-year old signed for the Mariners and joined the squad just after the recent loss to Western Sydney Wanderers, and debuted in the #F3Derby with a stunning curled effort late in the game before starting and playing almost an hour against Adelaide last week.
Now with some game time under his belt, Harold said he can’t wait to make an impact in Alen Stajcic’s side.
“I was never expecting just to jump straight into it because I hadn’t played many games for quite a while so there's a good progression for me in terms of minutes and now that I’ve got a little bit of a base I'll be looking to play even longer.
“I had a lot of enthusiasm coming over here because you know I was excited at playing games again, so for me to start off well has been really refreshing for me and has given me a lot of confidence that I can fit into this team and make a difference."
“But now for me I don't rest on the fact that I just scored one goal, I need to offer more, I need to do more and you know with me getting fitter I think I'll be able to help the team more and help us get some good results”
Harold trained at Central Coast Stadium on Saturday morning as he prepared with the squad for a return home against Sydney FC tomorrow morning, and said the prospect of playing for, rather than against the Central Coast faithful was an opportunity he was looking forward to.
“I guess I’m looking at it all very differently now, even just driving past the stadium and thinking about what it will be like playing for the home side,” he said.
“It’s exciting, it’s such a great little stadium and I remember playing for Perth we struggled over here, it was never an easy place for an away team to play at so I’m looking forward to having that home support and that’s what we’ll need this weekend.”