Jamieson: I'm enjoying my football again

After leaving Perth Glory and the dramas of last season’s salary cap scandal behind him, Western Sydney Wanderers left back Scott Jamieson is enjoying football once again.

Jamieson is looking like the player that excelled at Adelaide United and led to the former Bolton Wanderer youth earning four Socceroo caps. 

Under Tony Popovic’s management he has impressed running down the left flank and has been an important member of Western Sydney’s turnaround in form this season.

After three indifferent seasons at Sydney FC and an off-field situation that left most of Perth Glory’s squad fleeing in the off season, Jamieson says that he has found his mojo again.

“This move has made me enjoy football again and that is pretty special in itself,” said the 27 year old.

“I had a good three years at Perth, don’t get me wrong I love living there, I’ve met some amazing people that I’m still friends with.

"But the footballing side there was obviously a lot of the instability in regards to off the field and the fans that weren’t so happy with the club and certain issues. There was never this really collective togetherness around it.

“In saying that there are real great people at Perth glory and I hope they sort it out and do well.”

Jamieson also puts his playing renaissance down to the influence of Wanderers head coach Tony Popovich, and he admits his coaching methods have taken him and other members of the Western Sydney squad out of their comfort zones.

“He has really pushed us to different environments that we haven’t been in ourselves,” he said.

“I feel fitter and a lot sharper and we are just past the halfway point of the season. I’d like to think that with the amount of games that I’ve played this year that I can build on that and have a very strong second half of the season.  

"I’ve had a few games this year where I can always get better and he reminds you of that. He’s someone who I admire a lot and thoroughly enjoy working with because of that.”