Phillips wants to earn trust of teammates


Brad Phillips feels that the 2012/13 season will be a new chapter in his life. The 24-year old fullback has missed the start of the season due to injury, but says he remains positive.

He also believes that this season will be his opportunity to earn the trust of his Bidvest Wits teammates.

This is Phillips’ football career journey so far:

“My career began at SuperSport United when I played for their Under 15s and 19s. But the Under 19 team fell away, which was unfortunate.

“When I joined Silver Stars (now Platinum Stars) I stuck up there for a bit and when things didn’t work out I actually stopped playing football for about six or seven weeks. My career really looked over.

“Then I started playing amateur football for a team in Randburg and then a coach saw me and asked me to come here to join the reserves and since then I have been
a Clever Boy.” Phillips said.

With his injury still expected to keep him on the side-lines for a while, Phillips, who is aware of the complexity change the team has undergone, feels that he will now need to form new relationships with his new teammates that he has yet to partner with on the field.

“Even when I first joined the club the players have always been cool and that is not an issue.

“All that needs to be done to integrate with the guys is to get their trust, that is all, nothing else and once that has happened you are in the mix and it is all easy from there.

“For now with this new team I still have to earn their trust because they don’t know me and it is like going back to square one.

“I have become very friendly with the guys who are new and we have talked, but the only difference is on the pitch.”

Phillips is known as a tough-as-nails fullback and can be expected to push for a place in Antonio Lopez Habas’ match day squad as soon as he is fully fit again.


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