Coast keeper battled 'demons' before A-League return

FOOTBALL: Sunshine Coast keeper Jerrad Tyson says he will savour every chance he gets to play in the A-League, following his first outing since 2014 at the weekend.

Tyson came in for the out-of-form Andrew Redmayne in his side's 1-all draw with Melbourne City.

The former Maroochydore Swan said he felt the pressure to perform prior to the match, where his side faced the likes of Australian football icon, Tim Cahill.

"I suppose I had a few demons in my own head thinking 'am I actually good enough to play at this level?'," he said.

"Getting the opportunity to play on Friday night was fantastic just for my own head to say 'well, yes I do feel like I'm good enough to play at this level'."

Tyson said he was pleased with the performance but can improve.

"There's probably a lot of things I did well and a lot of things I did poorly, but it's all part of my journey and hopefully I can keep building from here," he said.

He is now eager to test his skills against Brisbane Roar at Spotless Stadium on Friday night.

"EVERY opportunity to play now will be fantastic for me to grow and to develop and get better and better," he said.

"I'll certainly keep training hard and hope to get the nod again this week against Brisbane and it'll be another step forward for me and my improvement."

Wanderers currently sit sixth on the Hyundai A-League ladder with seven points, while Roar sits third on 12 points.

Topics:  a-league jerrad tyson sunshine coast football western sydney wanderers

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