Sydney Tigers roar following McGuire return


The Tigers, who were preparing for life after Paul Okon following the former Socceroo?s coaching deal with new A-League outfit Gold Coast United, needed to act quickly following a poor string of results; McGuire?s return to the coaching seat paid immediate dividends with a defeat of Bankstown City.
?The win (against Bankstown City) was tremendous for us as it does lift the confidence of the group in general,? McGuire commented after the win.
?The performance was purely down to the hard work and courage of the team as we were made to fend off Bankstown for almost the entire second-half.
?We didn?t have a lot of time to work together, in-fact I didn?t really get to work with the boys until the Friday before the game, and we also lost Franco (Parisi) in the build-up to the match due to an infection on his left knee. Franco managed to play and he scored our winner, so again, this shows the character of the boys in the group.?
McGuire, who has previously sat in the Tigers? hot-seat, believes this Tigers side does have the potential to venture a step further than the side did last season and fight for finals football this time around.
?I am looking forward to the coming weeks and getting the chance to work with the players. I think we really do have the talent to challenge other sides and to push for finals football.?
Sydney Tigers sit two-points outside the Top-Five heading into the Easter break, three-points ahead of bottom-placed Wollongong Community FC. McGuire?s men will have a stern test in Round 7 of the competition with a trip to Sydney United Sports Centre to face the League leaders.
Should the side exert the same fighting spirit as that of the Round 6 clash against Bankstown City, Sydney Tigers will certainly push the Reds to the limit.
-By Joseph Carlucci