Veteran defender Eddy Bosnar has a message for Central Coast Mariners fans - the best is yet to come.
After an initial settling in period, the 34-year-old has promised to deliver big next season, signing a one-year contract extension with the Mariners.
The former Shimizu S-Pulse and Suwon Bluewings stopper originally joined the Gosford outfit in February on a four-month deal.
But after plying his trade in Croatia, Austria, England, the Netherlands, Japan, Korea, China the ubcompromising centre-back said committing to the Mariners was a "no-brainer".
“It took me a little bit of time to get used to the Hyundai A-League,” Bosnar said.
“However the staff at the club helped me through that period of adjustment in February and I think as the season went on I started to show glimpses of what I am capable in this competition.
“With a full pre-season under my belt leading into season 10 of the Hyundai A-League I think it will be a totally different story for me next season.
“I believe that personally and as a team we are on the right track to do great things next season.”
Bosnar paid tribute to the club’s medial and sports science staff, and believes that with their help he will be at his physical peak for next season’s campaign.
“The medical and sports science staff that are here at the Mariners are the best that I have worked with for a long, long time,” he added.
“I want to keep going for as long as I can, and they have got me feeling in better shape now than I was when I was 28.”
Coach Phil Moss has no doubt the seasoned campaigner will be an important figure for the club in 2014/15.
“Eddy came in during a difficult period in the club’s history and has proven to be a major influence for us on and off the field – he helped us steady the ship,” Moss said.
“There’s no denying it took ‘Boz’ a few games to find his feet and find the level, but his experience shone through in the end.
“I have no doubt that with a full pre-season in his locker Australian football fans will see the very best of Eddy next season.”comments