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Australian Football: Corica backs Sky Blues to climb

Sydney FC coach Steve Corica has praised the character shown by his players after they fought out a 2-2 draw away at Melbourne Victory on Tuesday night.

Sydney are priced at 7/1 to win the A-League grand final this season but have had a tough start to the campaign and currently sit in midtable.

Morale-boosting point

However Corica believes the way his side fought back to draw 2-2 with Victory should give them a boost and hopefully kickstart their 2021/22 A-League campaign.

Sydney did it without Rhyan Grant, Andrew Redmayne and Joel King who were all on international duty with the Socceroos, while Adam Le Fondre and Kosta Barbarouses were missing through injury.

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Corica says they can take heart from the point and he is also looking forward to getting some key players back available.

"It can kick-start things. We have a tough game against Central Coast in five days on the 30th," Corica told reporters after the game.

"But the character they showed today and the work-rate was excellent and that can only be good for us moving forward especially with our players who we had out.

"We had three internationals out, three Socceroos, two quality strikers with (Adam) Le Fondre and Kosta (Barbarouses) who are out and everyone may have forgot but (Luke) Brattan is a major player for us and now he's going to be out for the season.

"Once we get all those players back, I believe in the squad and believe in the depth that we have once we are in full flight."

Bobo to the rescue

Sydney had to come from behind on two occasions with Bobo making it 2-2 with a neat finishing in the 81st minute.

"That's really who you wanted it to fall to in that area there," Corica added. "He's a quality striker, he can score goals and he showed that tonight. When you needed him, he stood up."

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