Kisnorbo hails Leckie influence

24 October 2021 15:30:05 CET
Leckie already having an influence

Patrick Kisnorbo has saluted the arrival of Mathew Leckie and says the Socceroos striker is already having a big impact on Melbourne City.

City are priced at  to build on last season's success by winning the 2021/22 A-League grand final and the addition of Leckie will help their chances.

Valuable additions

City may have won the premiership and championship double last season but they are not letting the grass grow under their feet and have made some top signings.

Leckie is one of them after penning a three-year deal but he will bring far more than just talent and goals to the club.

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Kisnorbo says his influence is already rubbing off on the rest of the players.

"Leckie's a great person, so he brings a good culture within our club," Kisnorbo said. "He's a really, really hard worker at training, obviously (when you look at) the playing career that he's had, you can see why he's played at the highest level.

"He's also a teacher because he helps our younger players in training to improve because at one stage he was that person, that boy.

"He teaches the young kids things that they could improve on, so he's been a great acquisition."

The hunters

Meanwhile Kisnorbo admits that City are there to be hunted down this season, but insists they are also hunters as they go in
search of more silverware.

"Maybe people will call us the hunted but we're the hunters because we still want to achieve things within our group," he told AAP.

"So we're hunting for that. I did say in a speech that we will become the hunted which to other teams we are, but to me we'll worry about us."

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