Ambitious NSW Premier League outfit Sutherland Shire Sharks have been busily preparing themselves in what has been a quite hectic start to its pre-season campaign.
New coach and Scotsman Brian ?Bomber? Brown has thus far been impressed with the first two weeks of training and believes that the team has progressed in a positive direction.
?The players are slowly finding their feet but myself and Cliff (Pointer) have been really impressed with their attitudes and how they?ve approached pre-season training.
?Overall I?m pretty happy with the way the side has kicked off,? Brown stated.One player that has caught the Scotsman?s attention has been Shane Lyons who had an injury riddled campaign in season 2007.
?Shane has really stepped it up a notch and has impressed me as one of my standouts at training so far.?
Speaking about new faces in the Sharks squad, Brown announced that the club was set to sign former Australian youth international and ex-Northampton Town star Pedge Bojic.
?We?ve agreed to terms with Pedge and I believe that he will be a wonderful asset to the Sharks squad this season,? Brown stated.
Brown has also pinned high hopes on midfielder and another new recruit David Reid on being one of the players to look out for.
?David has a point to prove this season and he has shown that initiative already at training which I?m confident will carry on when the season starts,? Brown stated.
With the Christmas-New Years break coming up shortly, Brown himself has already made plans to venture on a holiday which he will mix business with pleasure as he runs his eye on a possible overseas recruit.
?I?m going to Scotland for holidays but I will be watching some matches and in that I?ll be talking to a few players.?
Brown will also be attending, for the third time, the North American Coaching Convention where as many as seven thousand coaches will be present with two huge names gracing the seminar in Frenchman Gerard Houllier and former England national team coach Steve McLaren.
?It?s my third year at this convention and it really is something worthwhile that I do as I get an inside look at what other coaches are doing from around the globe.?
Speaking on the Sharks? grueling pre-season training, tenacious defender and former NSL star David Huxley has also been pretty pleased with how things have kicked off thus far.
?I can?t complain on how things have commenced for the team and myself of course.?We have a great bunch of boys who are really close knit and I think that this could be something that will carry us hopefully towards a finals series finish in the new season.
?The side is certainly looking towards finishing as high as possible on the NSW Premier League ladder,? Huxley stated.