Strike Trio Can Give Sydney The Edge


Strike Trio Can Give Sydney The Edge


Sydney FC have formed one of the most enviable attacks in the A-League, with coach Steve Corica set to be spoilt for options at the business end of the season.

With the trio of Adam Le Fondre, Bobo and Kosta Barbarouses to be at his disposal, Sydney look like they will take some stopping to be denied the title again this term.


Le Fondre Nearing Return

English striker Le Fondre is set to return for his second stint with the A-League outfit, having last played back in March with Mumbai City in the Indian Super League. The 34-year-old, who has played for the likes of Reading, Cardiff City and Bolton in his career, has already won two A-League Grand Finals in the past two seasons with the men in blue.

 

 

Once again Sydney are in the mix to win the title this season and are among the favourites in the A-League betting to lift the trophy. Having a player of Le Fondre's experience in the squad will only be a boost for Corica, who already has talented stars at the top end of the field.


Bobo Partnership Excites Le Fondre

A favourite among the fans, Bobo himself is in a second stint with Sydney after a two-year spell with the New South Wales outfit between 2016-18. The Brazilian scored an impressive 42 goals in 57 games for the Sky Blues, and is now back with the club. Le Fondre, who himself scored 45 goals in 68 appearances in his first stint, is looking forward to linking up with the South American for the first time.

 

 

 

Speaking about the chance to work alongside Bobo, Le Fondre said it was going to be an "exciting partnership". The Englishman also revealed he is looking forward to playing with Barbarouses, in what is set to be an intimidating front three for Sydney.


Decisions to be Made for Corica

The decision on what to do with this abundance of talent will now fall on the shoulders of coach Corica. The former Sky Blues midfielder has suggested he could look to field all three forwards in a 4-3-3 formation, while there is of course potential to have just two upfront.

A run of draws in April saw Sydney continue to stall in their bid to climb to the top of the table. Corica stated his side were in need of more goals, and that's why Le Fondre was returning to the harbour city. Sydney will be hoping Le Fondre will be able to hit the ground running, and swiftly build up his partnerships with Barbarouses and Bobo over the coming weeks.

It's shaping up to be an intriguing end to the A-League season, and if Sydney are to make it an impressive three titles on the bounce, it's likely Corica's front three will have played a massive part.