There was never any doubt where Jay Brindell-South, pictured, wanted to play this season. It was ACE.
“I always wanted to come back,” the 29-year-old defender said, “definitely, after last season.
“I learned a lot from Steve (Glockner), but think I can always improve, that’s why I wanted to go around again.”
With many of last season’s double-winning squad re-signed, expectations in some corners are already high for 2020,
Especially with ACE also strengthening their Premier League line-up and now coming to the end of a settled pre-season.
But Jay said: “I think the expectation is always the same. We want to win and we want to win well.
“I don’t think last season’s double has made it any more or less. We know we still have a job to do, every game.
“There is good competition for places which pushes everybody. I think we’ll have a side as good, if not better, than last year.
“No-one can assume they have a place. We have a lot of good players and depth to the squad … you just have to try your best.”
Jay played Capital League and Premier League with North Pine before joining Peninsula Power and then ACE.
He is known as a defender but towards the end of last season was used further forward, with some success.
“I don’t mind playing further up but I prefer further back,” he said, “but I’ll play where ever Steve wants me to play, I just want to be playing.”