McFlynn to return to full fitness

Sydney FC’s Northern Ireland midfielder Terry McFlynn is approaching full fitness just in time to help his side make a late run at a finals berth.

Sydney FC-s Northern Ireland midfielder Terry McFlynn is approaching full fitness just in time to help his side make a late run at a finals berth.

McFlynn will return for the Sydney Youth League side on Saturday morning in Adelaide in an attempt to regain some much-needed match fitness following a knee injury.

McFlynn, who started the season with a clutch of excellent performances, is looking forward to recapture that form in the lower leagues before returning to Kosmina-s main squad.

"The injury is coming along well," he said.

"I was disappointed initially but was focused on getting back to the park. The club-s medical staff have been great and I-m looking forward to playing again, and hopefully I-ll be back in the first team sooner rather than later."

With the Sky Blues- season on the line, the attacking midfielder is confident they can string a series of victories together and challenge for their second Hyundai A-League title.

"I don't see why we can't make the finals," he said.

"On paper we have the best squad in the A-League but have been unfortunate throughout the season with injuries and suspensions. We know what we have to do in the next few weeks and when I look around the change room I believe we have the side to do it."

Having caught the eye of Northern Ireland selectors prior to his injury, McFlynn knows a strong showing over the next month can only aid his hopes of a call-up to the international arena.

"It has always been my main focus to give one hundred per cent for Sydney, helping them get to the finals and kicking on from there," he said. "I think international recognition comes from performing for my club so the honour and privilege of international selection will look after itself if I can continue to play well."

The next hurdle for Sydney is this-weekend-s away clash with league-leader Adelaide United - a challenge McFlynn believes the Sky Blues are definitely up for.

"We've had a good week at training," he said.

"It's obviously going to be tough, but we have had some good battles down there, winning 3-1 last year. We know what we have to do and the boys are confident."