Storm Roux: Mariners best for my development

Central Coast Mariners fullback Storm Roux believes the best place to continue his development as a footballer in the A-League is under Phil Moss at the Gosford-based club.

Roux, who joined club from Perth Glory in 2013, has re-signed with the Mariners until the end of the 2016-2017 season.

The Kiwi international made 32 appearances for the club in the past campaign and became a regular in the starting XI at right back.

Roux told FourFourTwo he did not want to leave the Central Coast and his aim is to improve and win things with the club.

“I never considered it [going elsewhere]. I’m in a good place with the Mariners and want to continue playing here,” said Roux.

“My goals are to be successful with the team, win some silverware and continue playing regularly. I have to keep improving in all aspect to move forward as a player I think.”

Roux made his debut for New Zealand in 2013 and has three caps for the All Whites.

The 21-year old defender and the Mariners will take on the South Coast Wolves in Wollongong on August 20 in their first ever game in the new FFA Cup.

“I think it’s great from the FFA, the Cup will add to Australian football and it will be exciting,” he said.

“It will be hard game, South Coast are probably one of the stronger non A-League sides in the competition so it could be tricky.”

Roux has already played in a World Cup qualifying play-off and in an Under-20 World Cup, and the right back harbours an ambition to play overseas one day.

“Every player I think would love the opportunity to play over in Europe or overseas,” he said.

“But at the moment I’m fully focused on playing well for the Central Coast.”