Inglewood United captain David Cyrus enjoyed his summer break but admits he could not be happier about being back in training with his club mates. Inglewood’s players have been hard at work over the past six weeks in preparation for the fast-approaching Night Series, which commences later this month.
Cyrus, 28, is relishing getting back down to business with Inglewood and looking forward to the new season. “As much as it’s nice to have time off, I’m sure I’m not the only person that misses the team atmosphere during off-season,” commented Cyrus, who has represented Caribbean nation Grenada on 16 occasions.
“It’s great to be back in and around the lads with a refreshed, injury-free squad. Pre-season is never going to be any players favourite time of the season but it has to be done. We have had a high-intensity start with some new faces in the squad bringing increased competition for places.”
“We have some unfinished business to attend to this year, and we won’t be taking things lightly. Andy Keogh and his coaching team have developed a challenging pre-season program and have been putting us through our paces, making sure we are ready to hit the coming season hard.”
“There’s not long now until the first Night Series game now so I’m sure we’ll be doing a lot more shape and ball work in the coming weeks. We’ve also got a few friendlies coming up, you can do as much training as you like but there’s nothing like getting out on the park and playing eleven-verses-eleven.”
Inglewood’s first competitive game of 2018 is a Night Series showdown with Floreat Athena on Saturday 27 January (7.30pm) at Perth Plasterboard Centre Stadium. The game is the second in a double-header that has Balcatta and Subiaco AFC getting the action underway from 5.30pm.