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Jan 21, 2013   |  8:10PM AET

Bridge Puts Fine Form Down to Hard Work

Bridge Puts Fine Form Down to Hard Work

Hard work and a more professional approach to his football are behind the rich vein of form currently being enjoyed by NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderer attacker Mark Bridge.

Hard work and a more professional approach to his football are behind the rich vein of form currently being enjoyed by NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderer attacker Mark Bridge.

Bridge-s right boot turned the match against Brisbane Roar on Sunday when his shot from outside the penalty area beat goalkeeper Michael Theo to level the match at 1-1 in the 64th minute.

Four minutes later Youssouf Hersi belted home the second for the Wanderers- 2-1 win.

It was the second time this season Bridge scored at Suncorp Stadium against the reigning champions.

His header in Round Four was the first ever goal for the Club in its first win in the Hyundai A-League.

Bridge now has five goals for the season, including a hat-trick against second-placed Adelaide in Round Twelve.

It is not just his shooting that is thrilling Wanderers fans it is his general all round play and his ability to create opportunities for his teammates.

“I personally had something to prove coming from Sydney FC where I still had a year to go on my contract,” Bridge said.

“So me and some of the other players all had something to prove and they are all good players as well.

“I have been a lot more professional this year.

“I worked very hard in the pre-season and I am still working hard and being very disciplined so I guess that is the thing that has changed and obviously it is paying off.”

Bridge said the whole playing group knew the goals would come despite not scoring in the first three matches.

“We always knew we were going to score goals,” Bridge said.

“Our defence was good early on and everyone was talking about it but people started saying ‘when are we going to score- but we knew sooner or later it was going to happen.

“If you work hard in life at anything, good things come.

“That is what happened and as long we keep working hard goals will come.

“As an attacker you always want to score and it doesn-t matter against which teams but some are easier than others.

“I have been lucky up there (at Suncorp) this season and hopefully I can bang a few more in before it finishes.”

The Wanderers- next home game is against Melbourne Heart FC on Saturday January 26 at 7.45pm at Parramatta Stadium. Kids will be allowed in for free.