Scott Galloway says Central Coast Mariners are beginning to show the competition what they are capable of.
The Mariners were able to come from two goals down against runaway ladder leaders Sydney FC on Sunday, only to go on to lose 3-2.
But despite Central Coast’s lowly position of ninth, Galloway believes the Mariners are beginning to “make a statement”.
“It (the performance on the weekend fills us with confidence) does and the week before,” Galloway said.
“Everyone looks at us maybe as the weaker team of the comp but I think we’re showing now we can match it with anyone and we should be getting results against the top teams.
“We’re starting to make a statement now.
“It’s for them coming and having an off day, because we’re doing it consistently now.
“It’s showing the football that we play and how good we are.”
Now bedded into his new home in Gosford after moving from Melbourne Victory earlier in the season, Galloway declared he is reaching his highest fitness levels.
“The body’s holding up well. It took a couple of games to get used to,” Galloway added.
“It was midseason but I was kind of still in preseason fitness, but now I’m starting to find my fitness and hit my peak levels and push more and more.
“It’s showing in my games. I’m able to get more forward, which I like to do.
“I’m running out the games a lot better. I’m making the full 90 rather than cramping at 60.”
The Mariners face a tricky trip to Wellington to face the Phoenix on Saturday, who have beaten them twice already this season.