Sydney United defender, Anthony Golec is the latest player to put pen to paper, leaving only three spots undecided in Sydney?s junior side.
?Probably 4 or 5 players vying for those 3 positions so we?re just umming and ahhing about how we can best support the senior squad,? said O?Connor. ?It?s not only getting players into the youth team, it?s looking at how they can match it with any shortfall in the first team, how we?re going to fit in with them.?
Golec says he?s still coming to terms with his Sydney FC selection.
?It?s a dream come true, I?m sure if anyone else was in this position they?d be happy as well so I?m just pleased and we?ll see how the season goes.?
The 17-year-old hopes to make a career out of playing professionally, and believes the inaugural National Youth League competition should provide the perfect launching pad.
?Definately it?s a good opportunity for young kids to show themselves and for the A-League to come look at young players, and I think it?s a new beginning for the A-League.?
Sydney FC is close to securing the signatures of a number of players, with more recruits to be unveiled in the coming days.
The National Youth League will kick-off on September 26.
Sydney FC memberships for the Hyundai A-League 2008/09 season are now on sale, with information available at www.sydneyfc.com.