Football: McGlinchey re-signs with Phoenix

Michael McGlinchey wants to add to the title he won with Central Coast. Photo / Getty
Michael McGlinchey wants to add to the title he won with Central Coast. Photo / Getty

Michael McGlinchey won a A-League title with Central Coast Mariners and it's his belief he can repeat the dose with the Wellington Phoenix that has seen the midfielder ink a new two-year contract with the club.

Despite a disappointing current season that has been disrupted through injuries and suspensions, McGlinchey is enthusiastic about the club's future.

"It wasn't a difficult decision to sign a new contract because I can see what the club and (coach) Ernie (Merrick) are trying to build and I want to be part of it," McGlinchey said. "We had a good season last year and while it hasn't been so good this time there have been reasons.

"I want to win another title and it is important that we bring in established players who have won something. Having said all that there are still six games to go and no one in the squad has given up on making the finals."

One part of his game that McGlinchey wants to improve on is scoring goals.

He is the first to admit that he has been as guilty as anyone when it comes to the lack of goals the team has scored this season.

"I would love to get a few more goals but it hasn't been for the want of trying," he said. "We work hard on our finishing at training and we will keep doing that. Goals have started to go in in the past few games and we have to keep that up."

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