Melbourne City are on the precipice of their first piece of A-League silver-ware and captain Scott Jamieson believes taking home the Premiers Plate on Saturday would be “massive” for the club.
City have ran rough-shot through all their competition this season, creating a chasm between them and a tight logjam for places inside the top six.
A win over third-placed Central Coast Mariners at AAMI Park would seal City’s first piece of silverware since their 2016 FFA Cup success and Jamieson understands the importance of getting the job done.
“For us as a group and as a club, you look at all the trophies on offer and you want to win every trophy,” Jamieson said.
“The importance of winning a Premiers Plate is one that would be massive for us as a football club, the trophies are the ones that we want to build our club on and try win as many as we can,
“For us to win the Premiers Plate would be a great achievement there’s no doubt about that.”
Mariners coach Alen Stajcic said after their F3 Derby win over Newcastle that City were “scared” of Central Coast heading into this weekend.
Jamieson said he doesn’t fear their upcoming opponents and said there is mutual respect for the Gosford based side.
“I fully respect every team in the A-League having played in this league a long time,” Jamieson said.
“You kind of understand that on a given day a team can play to their maximum and if whether their maximum can match us is a different story but I’m fully aware of teams playing to their maximum,
“There’s respect but there’s certainly no fear – we are fully invested in what we have to do.”
A win this weekend would be Jamieson’s first piece of silverware after five attempts including two A-League Grand Final losses at Adelaide and Western Sydney.
“I haven’t won a trophy unfortunately,” Jamieson said.
“I have fallen at the hurdle five times, two A-League Grand Finals, two FFA Cup losses and one Champions League so there’s no denying I’m dying for a trophy,
“It’s something I have spoken to other professionals about, ‘Doddsy’ (Travis Dodd) didn’t won a trophy but I spoke to one of my other good mates ‘Brattsy’ (Luke Brattan) and he’s won 50,
“The consistent message is trophies are something you take into your retirement so I don’t downplay the minor premiership whatsoever.”