Pride coach and development key for captain

CAPTAIN Niall McCarthy is keen to play for Western Pride next season if coach Kasey Wehrman remains and the club continues developing its local talent.

"There's a lot of strength in the squad,'' McCarthy said.

"I would love to continue with it.

"That hasn't been discussed as yet but I think a number of the boys would want to hang around.''

McCarthy said adding some seasoned players to the exciting Ipswich talent could make Pride a top six NPL club.

"You don't want to change the culture because we've built such a good culture now,'' he said.

"I'd say it's the best first XI or men's team I've played in with regards to the support of the other players.

"In most teams you go to, there's always one or two with a bit of an ego but there's no such thing in our club, which we're really happy about.''



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