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Bobo out of action, Corica backs him up

Sat 16 January 2021 | 19:54

Steve Corica, Sydney FC coach, believes Bobo will not feature in A-League until next month, so he is using Kosta Barbarouses and Trent Buhagiar as backups when the striker is absent.

The New Zealand international


failed to meet the back of the net in the 1-1 draw clash against Western Sydney Wanderers, not finding the target in Sydney’s first two A-League matches after a significantly productive Asian Champions League season.

The 36-year-old finished a 15-game row of going without a goal.


If he (Barbarouses) just brings goals to his performances, I think he's doing a good job......he held the ball up, he worked hard defensively,

" Corica said.


I think that goal will do him the world of good, because confident strikers want to score and he stepped up to take the pen and it was a good pen."

After Adam Le Fondre left the club, his vacancy was then filled by recruiting Bobo. The Brazilian, who found the target 50 times in the last two seasons for his side, last featured in Brazil’s Serie B three months ago.

When asked whether Babo will play in the battle against Central Coast on Friday. Corica said: "

I doubt it.

"He will take a little bit of time to get going, but when he's ready we'll throw him in.

"We knew where he was, so we expected he probably won't play until February.

"We've got some good young boys as well to come on and do a good job and for me Kosta and Trent are doing a good job."

He expected Calem Nieuwenhof to be featuring in Friday’s match after resting for rolling an ankle at training.

The Wanderers are set to face the


on Tuesday and

Carl Robinson

indicated some changes will happen.


We're carrying a few knocks and bruises as you'd expect in a derby game,

" Robinson said.


The players who haven't played today or been involved as much, will get the chance to play, it will give more young lads an opportunity to play."

"We're changing things in that locker room, with personnel changes as well as the playing style, but that was a good test for us,

" Robinson said.

He expects his squad to have more belief in themselves, but was delighted to see the energy of Tate Russell and Thomas Aquilina.

source: SportMob