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GETTY IMAGES Darren Gough is pleased with the way Sydney FC won their final game at Suncorp Stadium.
The former captain of the Australian National cricket team took his place on the bench for the final 45 minutes of Sydney FC’s 4-0 hammering of Essendon at Suncorp Stadium.
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The 29-year-old, in his second game in charge at the newly revamped club, will play his first game against the Swans tonight (2pm AEDT) in the first semi-final of the season at Allianz Stadium.
It marks the club’s second straight Grand Final, following the 2013 semi-final victory over Melbourne Victory.
The Blues, who finished fifth in the NAB AFL Rising Star standings, are now one point behind Brisbane with six창원출장샵 games to play.
Gough, who has played a significant role in Sydney’s success since taking over late last year, is hopeful the players will be confident going forward.
“I feel pretty confident with the way the game is developing for both sides,” Gough told foxsports.com.au.
“Hopefully they’re hungry for it.
“It’s a bit of an exciting time for the club. They’ve done well over the past eight months.
“They’re in a unique position now that they’ve gone away from the big game and it brings people together a little more.
“I just hope everyone is really enjoying them룰렛selves and enjoying each other’s presence and I think it’s only going to bring more joy to the players.
“We have some really good players out there, so I hope we can keep them going and build on that.”
Derek Boulton was a big favourite to be handed a senior debut against the Swans, with the Crows star enjoying an all-Australian campaign this year.
“I was so disappointed after Sydney’s loss to North,” Boulton told foxsports.com.au. “We got some good players here (as a group).
“I thought everyone played well and that we were a better team than the last round at Etihad Stadium. I think we a영주안마re going to have an opportunity to go there again soon.”