Bosnar backs himself to play on – for now

Veteran Mariners defender, Eddy Bosnar, says he hasn’t decided whether to hang up his boots at the end of the next A-League season.

Bosnar, who turns 36 next April, is contracted until the end of the 2015-2016 campaign. The former Joey, Young Socceroo and Olyroo has played in Croatia, Austria, Holland, Japan, Korea and China.

An AIS graduate, Bosnar started his career with the Newcastle Breakers in 1997 and joined the Mariners in February 2014.

Bosnar told FourFourTwo he isn’t contemplating retirement at this stage.

“I have been planning to hang them up for the last three years,” he joked.

“I will see. I’m not looking too far ahead. Seriously we need to concentrate to do well in the first 10 games this year so we have a platform to build upon. It’s an important year for the Mariners.

“As far as my playing career goes, no choices yet. It could finish anytime. But the way I feel and the way I have been training in Croatia, I’m fine.”

Bosnar made 18 appearances last year for Central Coast, scoring three goals. The Mariners are currently on the hunt for another centre back to partner the 35-year old in the heart of defence.

Central Coast have been drawn to play Wellington Phoenix in the round of 32 in the FFA Cup.

Bosnar was pleased the Mariners have got home ground advantage.

“It’s nice to get a home tie,” he said.

“It would be good to win the first game. Lucky we are not travelling to Wellington for the game. It’s a new season everyone stars from scratch. I’m looking forward to the match.

“I think both teams will be rusty as it’s the first game.”