Dixon ready for former club

Dixon ready for former club

Posted on April 2, 2015 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup winger Danny Dixon will come up against his former club Bayswater City on Saturday when they meet in week 2 of the PS4 National Premier League WA at the ECU Sports Arena.

Dixon, who spent part of 2014 at the Frank Drago Reserve side said whenever you play against a former club it’s a huge game. “You always look forward to playing your former team, because you want to do well against them, but as always it will be another tough game and we have had a good weeks training and we’ll be up for it,” he said. “There were mixed reports on Bayswater during the night series, but it’s completely different when the league starts, but hopefully we can redeem ourselves from that unlucky 1-0 defeat to them last year at home.”

Dale McCulloch’s side were edged out 1-0 in the opening game of the season at Perth SC last week, and Dixon believed they deserved something from the game. “I thought on Saturday we were very unlucky not to come away with something, even though we didn’t play our best, I don’t think Perth did either,” he said. “They controlled most of the possession but we had a lot of chances in the game, but just didn’t seem to be our day. I scored a goal in the first half which was ruled offside, but personally I don’t think it was offside but that’s football.”

The form in the pre-season of the 20-year-old has been outstanding, and he was again a stand out last week at Dorrien Gardens, and he’s just happy to contribute and believes the side is looking good. “I’m happy with how I’ve been playing in preseason and as I said earlier unlucky not to have scored again on the weekend, but hopefully I’ll get off the mark in the season soon and keep playing well all season,” he said. “We have had a long preseason for everyone to get to know each other, as we have had a lot of new players come in and I think everyone is now gelling. We have a big squad this year but everyone is playing well together and we’re getting to know each other’s style of play and hopefully can keep it going all season.”

McCulloch is looking forward to the game against City, but he knows it will be another tough game. “Chris (Coyne) did a great job last season with Bayswater and they deservedly won the league,” McCulloch said. “The two games we played against them were both good games and we’re looking forward to taking them on again this weekend and hope to start out home campaign with the three points.”

The Coach was disappointed with the result against Perth, but thought they had chances to leave with something. “We played very well in patches last week and in the end I thought we deserved something from the game, but it wasn’t to be, but there were some good signs,” he said. In team news, new signing Paul Miller is in the squad for the visit of Bayswater, after returning from Melbourne in the week.