Chris Coyne has reaffirmed his desire to quit Colchester United for the Australian League – he remains only unsure if the transfer will come this summer or the next.
He will join former Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler in his home country at some point over the next year, according to his latest comments. Flower will start playing for New Queensland Fury FC next month.
“I am not sure if it will be after the World Cup or before but I have always said I will come back and play in Australia,” said the U`s official captain, whose first full season in Essex has been blighted by injury.
“I left home at 16 to sign for West Ham and have never really shown people at home what I can do,” the defender added, talking to AAP. The former Luton Town man still has a season and a half left on his current contract with the U`s.
The player`s automatic right to a starting place at Colchester has diminished directly because of his international prospects, but he is a proud representative for his country.
He has even relinquished the on-field captain`s armband to United`s midfielder, Dean Hammond, while Neil Trotman was recently loaned from Preston as cover for Coyne, because of his upcoming commitments and general lack of fitness.
“A lot of this team are around the same age group and have grown up together and played at state level against each other and for the Olyroos and the Joeys, so fitting in with the boys was no problem,” said Coyne, dismissing the supposed disadvantage of having played in England for so long.
“I think the A-League as a whole is becoming more attractive, otherwise you wouldn’t get players like of the calibre of Jason Culina and Craig Moore coming back,”Coyne added, hinting at his own future plans.