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Brosque thanks new boys for Sydney FC form

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 17/10/2016 Matt Encarnacion

Captain Alex Brosque has credited Sydney FC's stellar recruitment drive for the club's eye-catching form to start the A-League season.

The Sky Blues and Melbourne City have emerged as early frontrunners for this season's title after impressing with back-to-back victories over the opening fortnight.

Sydney FC will be favoured to continue the roll on Sunday away to last-placed Wellington Phoenix, who have lost their first two games.

Brosque, who has scored goals coming off the bench in both wins, said it was the club's strong off-season that had propelled the team to their best-ever start to a campaign.

"Most teams are struggling early because of the new faces they have," he said.

"(But) we've got Josh Brillante, Michael Zullo, Alex Wilkinson, Danny Vukovic, Bobo - half our team that's been starting these first few games, are new players.

"The quality in the players we've brought in have been a huge difference. The competition for places, the depth that we have at the moment ... and everyone made sure that when round one came, we were ready to go. That's the reason why we've started so well."

Sydney FC have rocketed to the top of the ladder with twin thrashings of Western Sydney and Central Coast, but the 33-year-old said coach Graham Arnold gave his team a reality check on Monday, pointing out how his team lost their way after an unbeaten opening five weeks last season.

However he still urged his teammates to embrace the tag of title favourites early in the campaign.

"This season we did make a bit of noise, saying we wanted to win all trophies. It should be that way."

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