Frustrated Brosque nearing return

Sydney FC captain Alex Brosque is desperate to get out on the pitch for the Sky Blues after being sidelined with injury.

The 32-year-old hasn't hit the pitch since Boxing Day and watching on from the sideline has taken its toll at the very least on an emotional level.

“It’s very hard watching from the side,” Brosque said.

“You’d love to be out there, being able to help the boys in the good and bad. Games like against Newcastle and beating the Wanderers, those are the games that you want to be out there sharing the emotion of winning a game like that.

“On the flip side, it’s hard to see your team mates when they lose and you’re not out there to be able to do anything about it.

Brosque added: “It’s probably the hardest part about being injured and I’m just looking forward to getting back out there and being with the boys again.

“To be honest I’ve had to do a fair bit of work which is normal,” he continued.

“The main reason being because of what happened last time, we wanted to give it time and do everything properly to get the hamstring strengthened up and get a lot of kilometres in the legs.

“I’ve done a lot of hard boring running and a lot of work to get back to make sure this doesn’t happen again.”

Sydney FC's next home game against Perth Glory is seeming a likely return for one of the top strikers in the history of the A-League.

“I’m feeling good, I’m back with the team now,” he said.

“It’s been a frustrating period out not training and having to watch the boys but I’ll get a good two weeks of training under me and then I’ll be right to play against Perth.

“The plan was to try and be back for Adelaide but because of the week last week there wasn’t too much training involved with the team because of the midweek game as well.

“The physios wanted me to have two good training weeks before I start playing so I’ll start that this week and then be ready."