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Is this A-League journeyman finally at home?

Andrew Redmayne in action for the Wanderers against the Brisbane Roar in round one.
Andrew Redmayne in action for the Wanderers against the Brisbane Roar in round one. GETTY IMAGES

ANDREW Redmayne has been an A-League journeyman, but he believes moving to Western Sydney could make him one of the competition's best goalkeepers.

Still only 26, Redmayne has already had stints with Central Coast, Brisbane and Melbourne City - before his move to the Wanderers this summer.

He displayed his natural ability with a brilliant diving save off a Craig Goodwin strike in the 75th minute in his team's 1-all draw against Adelaide United on Friday night.

But it is the hard-working culture at the red and black club which Redmayne said he believed would take his goalkeeping to new heights.

Head coach Tony Popovic is widely known for his relentless training methods, and the Gosford product also has the chance to learn off goalkeeping coach and former Socceroo, Zeljko Kalac.

"I'm thoroughly enjoying it here and I haven't got a bad word to say about the club. I've always aspired to that (one of the A-League's best goalkeepers)," Redmayne told APN.

"Poppa is someone who's always looking for improvement, and he brings a great energy to the club.

"Zeljko is the same - if you do something wrong he's not afraid to tell you, but if you do something right he'll commend you."

Despite a winless start to the season, Redmayne also said his teammates were doing plenty of things right and, with a stack of new recruits, were building momentum ahead of the derby against Sydney FC at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night.

"Romeo (Castelen) has been fabulous and he showed such quick feet against Adelaide, and (Spanish recruits) Andreu and Dimas are also great assets for the club," he said.

"But some of our younger guys like Jacob Pepper, Scott Neville and Jaushua Sotirio have also been fantastic."

The Sky Blues asked plenty of questions of the Newcastle Jets defence in their 1-0 win on Saturday night, leading the shots on target 7-0.

But Redmayne said his team's defence against the Reds - a team known for their attacking prowess - showed it was up to the challenge.
"They're known as one of the best controlling teams and are dangerous on the edge of the box, but we kept them quiet," he said. "They had just one shot on target, and only scored off an own goal."

Redmayne added he could not wait to play in his first Sydney derby.

"Sydney made the grand final last season and they didn't change much in the off-season - it's very early in the year, but they're one of the teams to beat," he said.

"I'm looking forward to an amazing atmosphere."
 

Topics:  a-league football western sydney wanderers


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