Melbourne City captain Scott Jamieson says Jamie Maclaren’s goal on debut will be a big confidence boost for his team.
Maclaren started and scored the equaliser in City’s 1-1 draw with Adelaide United last night as Luke Brattan teed up the Socceroo.
The City skipper added that Maclaren has settled in well alongside Shayon Harrison, who was recently loaned out by Tottenham Hotspur.
“Jamie scoring in his first game is magic for us, so hopefully now it rains, it pours for him,” Jamieson told FTBL post-match.
“The big thing with strikers, the quicker they score, the better it is for their confidence and the team.
“They were both really good. Macca scoring helps him and helps us a lot. Shay looked lively and that was a big positive for us. Those two really help us and the quicker they integrate into the team, the better for us.
“We’ve got two new signings and we’re disappointed with the last two results, but our performances haven’t been too bad. We’ve created chances in the last two games and the goalkeeper has been man of the match.”
Jamieson added he was enjoying his season as City captain.
“It’s an honour and still something I’m pretty proud of,” he said.
“In saying that, I’m getting on with it and trying to do the best I can do for the club.
“The media sees me as a cheeky, larrikin, but behind closed doors they don’t see the serious side of me and what’s behind the four walls. I guess the armband shows that.”