It is great to see young players making their way to their local A-League club. However, Brisbane Roar has a wealth of strikers and you have to be pretty good to score in the A-League these days.
I keep an eye on the off-season Queensland State League to see if any gems are being thrown up. Last year it was Tommy Oar. This year no one is standing out quite as much, at least on paper. But Gareth Musson has scored 10 goals in 9 games for the Brisbane Strikers - so Frank will have noticed the action at his old club.
Gareth Musson and Central Coast Mariners up and comer Shane Huke made their way to England from Brisbane via a coaching clinic - Premier Soccer Academy. This group had links to Peterborough and Ipswich Town. Huke got Peterborough and Musson Ipswich. Both seem to have discovered how hard 'making it' is from the ground up in lower league English football. Both travelled from piller to post.
Musson (22) played Ipswich Town, before a quick transfer to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Dorchester before returning to Mitchelton and sitting out most of 2008 with a hamstring injury.
Huke (23) played for Rochdale Rovers, before travelling to England to play for Peterborough (29 games and 1 goal), King's Lynn, Bedford, Heybridge, Cambridge City, bench time for Hornchurch, and in 2007 Dagenham & Redbridge. He joined Central Coast for the champions league.