Scott Neville in an exclusive chat speaks about what he is looking forward to the most this season and his excitement for playing in front of passionate Wanderers fans.
Pre-season began today and Neville discussed the intensity of the Wanderers training regimen and the reasons why he chose to join the club.
The first half of his reasoning for becoming a Wanderer was because it was the best place for him to improve not only as a person but a player.
“The Wanderers are very professional and things are to the highest standard possible,” stated Neville.
“Every little detail is addressed. We are in the best environment moving forward.”
The other half was his belief that the Wanderers are the biggest club in the league and the most passionate.
“Wearing the Red & Black shirt is something that I am looking forward to and excited to put on.”
The Wanderers full squad trained together today for the first time under the instruction of head coach Tony Popovic.
“Popa had us all in and had a chat to us regarding what his expectations are and it was really refreshing.
“I just can’t wait to get started and train under his guidance and the rest of the coaching staff.”
Having played in the Hyundai A-League already, Neville knew a number of his new teammates due to previous experience with them at Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory.
“It’s been an easy transition so far. You blend in quite easily and all the boys have been really welcoming.”
One of the things he is looking forward to during his time at the Wanderers is playing in front of the passionate fans.
“I’m looking forward to playing in front of the RBB, in front of the passionate crowd, winning games under Popa and overall being successful.“
This season will be the first time Neville will experience the crowd in his favour as he has often visited Wanderland as the enemy.
“It’s definitely daunting as an opposition player. I’ve always thought it would be amazing to have those fans on your side!
“It’s a huge bonus as they are the twelfth man and I can’t wait to get out there and experience it while I’m playing. It gives you a massive lift playing in front of so many passionate fans.”
Neville truly believes that there isn’t a crowd anywhere else like that in the Hyundai A-League.
“There isn’t a crowd as passionate as those who support the Western Sydney Wanderers. We have the strongest support base in the league.”
Neville is looking forward to the upcoming pre-season, FFA Cup and Hyundai A-League campaigns and hopes that he can do everything in his power to be at his best.
“I just want to try and do my best for the team and do whatever I can for the team and the club to be successful.”