Moving on up
Having secured myself a surprise move to Parramatta Stadium it was now time to show everyone what I was capable of. Unfortunately a string of injuries hampered my early attempts to prove my worth.
As expected I found myself playing for the youth sides. I made appearances for both the U18's & the U20's & was pleased with my performances as a whole.
25 appearances, 2 goals, 7 assists & 5 player of the match awards in all "non-competitive" matches for an average rating of 7.27. Not a bad return in my book.
I am pleased to say that my hard work did not go unnoticed & late in the season I managed to make my first team debut.
My performances were solid at best but for a 17 year old playing at the highest level the country has to offer I think I did quite well. No doubt I will be better for the experience & now know what it will take to succeed at the top level.
Although my development was hampered by a few injuries I have still managed to improve my game.
Once again nothing spectacular but I still feel as though I have a lot of improvement in me.
Although I am still awaiting my international debut (at any level) I have been glad to be included in a few U20 squads & am confident of making my break through soon.
The Wanderers had a good season this year finishing second in the league & qualifying for the Asian Champions League. Hopefully, if I can continue to work hard & develop my game, I will find myself a bigger part of the first team setup next year & maybe even make my ACL & international debuts.
At least that's the plan, anyway!