Socceroo winger Tommy Oar feels he is slowly adapting to the physical rigours of English Championship football as he tries to work his way into Ipswich Town's first team.
Oar joined the Tractor Boys earlier this season after leaving FC Utrecht but has so far had to be content with a role off the bench for Mick McCarthy’s side.
The 24-year-old has only managed one start – against Jason Davidson’s Huddersfield – only to be replaced at half-time due to concussion.
Since then it’s been a waiting game for Oar, who admits he’s still adjusting to the physical demands required in English football.
“It’s a completely different style here to what I was used to in Holland,” Oar told Ipswich’s official website.
“In Holland, they probably value possession more. In England, it’s more end to end, more physical, it’s more about strength and speed and I’m still adjusting to that.”
Aussies Abroad: EFL Cup wrap
It might be early in the English football calendar but with the English Football League Cup commencing this morning, the season’s first silverware is now on the radar for the 92 participating clubs. Several Australian players were in action during a round one that saw multiple
Joeys squad selected for final training camp in Melbourne
Joeys Head Coach Trevor Morgan has named a 26-player squad for a training camp in Melbourne next week (13-19 August) as they prepare for the upcoming AFC U16 Championship in Malaysia which will be held later this year. Morgan is looking forward to working with the players agai
Mixed news for Caltex Socceroos duo in Champions League qualifying
Milos Degenek’s Red Star Belgrade are still alive in their bid to qualify for this season’s UEFA Champions League, but there was heartbreak for Tom Rogic’s Celtic. After a 1-1 draw at home in the first leg, Celtic lost 2-1 against Greek side AEK Athens on Wednesday morning to
Young Socceroos set for kick off in 2018 SBS Cup
A selection of Australia’s finest U18 footballers commence their 2018 SBS Cup campaign in Japan tomorrow evening. Ante Milicic’s side take on the host nation at Fujieda Stadium at 7.30pm kick off (AEST). AUSSIES ABROAD: Maclaren, Vukovic impress in Europe READ: Why Rene