Roar player Brandon Borello (left) chases down a loose ball.
Roar player Brandon Borello (left) chases down a loose ball. DAVE HUNT

Crowded Roar line-up sparks Borrello

FOOTBALL: Brisbane Roar winger Brandon Borrello says he won't be resting on his laurels despite a breakout season in the A-League.

The Roar continues its pre-season with a game against wooden-spooners Central Coast Mariners in Gosford tomorrow afternoon.

With new signing, Socceroo Brett Holman, Jamie Maclaren, Dimitri Petratos, Tommy Oar, Thomas Broich all fighting for spots, Borrello said he could not slackem off.

"There's no resting on your laurels with the boss (John Aloisi),” Borrello said.

"It is exciting to see throughout pre-season the progress we have made.

"Things are really starting to come together at training. The boys are looking sharp. It's good to see.

"It's pre-season, whoever works the hardest and whoever's in the best shape will start in the first game.

"We're all fighting for a place and it's going to be interesting to see the next four weeks leading up to the big game against Victory at Suncorp Stadium.”

The Mariners will be the fourth Hyundai A-League side the Roar has faced in a busy pre-season schedule with previous matches against Sydney FC, Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory.

Borrello said he was looking to improve on the last campaign and would be working hard to bring something different to the team.

"This season is just going to give me another chance to improve and build,” he said.

"I'm just trying to work on my unpredictability and trying to bring some flair back to my game as well.”



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