After injuring his knee in round four, Tommy Oar is determined to make up for lost time and show the Central Coast Mariners supporters what he can do. Kick-off at Central Coast Stadium on New Year’s Eve is 7pm.
After resuming full training with the squad, Oar is expected to mark his return from injury on New Year’s Eve against Perth Glory.
Speaking with media after Friday’s session, the 27-year-old attacker said he looks forward to his first New Year’s Eve fixture at Central Coast Stadium and showing the home fans what he’s capable of.
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Excited to make A-League return…
“It’s been a long time coming but I am really happy to be back in the squad. It’s been frustrating the last few weeks watching from the sideline but I’m feeling physically good, back to full training and really looking forward to Monday.
“The last few weeks we’ve been building. We didn’t want to take any unnecessary risks so early in the season but for me, I’ve been chomping at the bit to get back as fast as possible and I’m glad to be back for New Year’s Eve.
Focus for Tommy Oar…
“First and foremost we need to win. It’s been a frustrating start to the season for everyone involved but we know we’re on the right path and once we get that first win on the board, that will get the monkey off our back so to speak and I’m just really looking forward to getting back out there and we’re confident that we can put in a good performance and most importantly get a good result.
The team’s belief…
“It’s obviously disappointing to only have two points but if you delve deeper than the results, we know the performances have improved dramatically since the start of the season.
“We’re a new playing group, as the season goes on we will start to gel more and more. We’re confident on Monday that we can get a positive result.
“It’s easy when you’re not winning to put your head down, but the performances have been really good. Our first half against Newcastle I think was our best half of the season. It’s just key moments in the second half that cost us, so it’s about keeping that motivation and concentration for the full 90. If we do that, we can beat any team on our day.
New Year’s Eve in Gosford…
“It’s a big occasion on the Central Coast. It’s an exciting time of the year and a tradition for the Mariners to have this game. We have a good record on New Year’s Eve and we hope to keep that going.
“For me personally, I really want to get out in front of the fans and show them what I can do and really help this football club change its fortunes. I have a lot of confidence in my ability and I am really looking forward to showing the fans what I can do,” Oar said.
Monday, 31 December 2018
Hyundai A-League Round 10
Match: Central Coast Mariners vs. Perth Glory
Venue: Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
Kick-off: 7:00pm (AEDT)
Tickets: CLICK HERE
TV Broadcast: Live coverage on FOX SPORTS AUSTRALIA
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