Sydney keep Garcia waiting

Sydney FC attacker Richard Garcia is waiting until the end of season to see whether he has a future with the Sky Blues.

The former Socceroo is off contract at the end of 2013/14 campaign and has yet to hear much from the club about a new deal.

Garcia said he would like to stay in the A-League but has not ruled out a stint in Asia.

“I’m only 32 and I feel great so still have plenty left in me,” he said.

“As far as the A-league I can’t really answer that until I see what offers I have in front of me, but I’m enjoying playing in Australia. I would never say never to Asia but it’s not on my radar at the moment.”

Garcia joined the Sky Blues from Melbourne Heart last year and has made 21 appearances this season, scoring five goals and picking up two assists.

During the 2012-2013 season with Heart he scored six goals in 24 games, after returning to Australia from 13 years in English football.

Garcia has been a consistent and versatile performer for Sydney FC, deployed on the left wing, the right wing and often as a central striker.

“I’ve done all right this season, I’ve scored goals and had assists but it’s been a hard season with constant changes to the squad and team,” he said.

“I’ve moved position a lot and we really haven’t had a chance to settle as a team.

“Injury and those changes to the squad have made it hard to have a consistent line-up, which is probably why we as a team have been inconsistent.”

Sydney FC face Perth Glory at home on Sunday in the final game of the regular season.

“Of course we want to cement our spot in the top six and they are trying to avoid the wooden spoon so it should be a quite intense affair,” Garcia added.

The Sky Blues are in the box seat to scrape into the finals in sixth place, although a win for Sydney and losses for Melbourne Victory, Adelaide United and the Central Coast Mariners could catapult them up the table.

The club is also using the home game to farewell foundation player and former skipper Terry McFlynn.