Le Fondre scoring his way to a contract extension with Sydney FC

“I’d like to think so. Obviously the ball is in Sydney’s court and we’ll see where it goes from there,” he said.


While goals could go a long way to deciding his future, Le Fondre’s only targets are for collective success. He sits second on the scoring charts – two goals behind Melbourne City’s Jamie Maclaren – but Le Fondre hasn’t set himself any milestones for this season beyond silverware.

“Winning the league and the [grand final]. Personally, I know the goals will come either way. For me, the goal is to get them as a team not individually,” he said. “I did it last season. I had 10 in 11 last season and I am just trying to continue that. My job is to score goals and work hard from the front and I am doing that.”

His brace against Western United put Sydney FC on top of the table, one point ahead of Melbourne City and with a better goal difference. However, it wasn’t his goals that was the most pleasing thing for the Sky Blues, rather they fact they clinched their first clean sheet of the season.

“We are obviously happy with the way we are playing at the moment. There were a few things we could have worked on but we were great defensively yesterday. It’s important for us, that’s what we strive for, clean sheets, to create chances and get goals at the other end as well,” Le Fondre said.

Sydney FC were without playmaker Milos Ninkovic for Sunday’s match but the Serbian is set to return for Saturday’s game at home to Brisbane Roar. Ninkovic succumbed to a fever the night before their win over Western United and was replaced by Anthony Caceres.


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