As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Sheffield United's Carney keen for regular football

Sheffield United and Socceroos winger David Carney is keen to pay regular first team football after being given limited opportunities recently. Carney has been out of favour with his club this season despite being a regular last season under a different manager.

Notwithstanding his good form when he plays for Australia, Carney knows he needs more match time at club level to take his game to a higher echelon.

Blades boss Kevin Blackwell has been frugal in the amount of game time Carney gets and it's starting to irritate the 24-year old.

"I've had a few conversations with the boss and obviously I've had to bide my time but it's frustrating," Carney told Fox Sports from Socceroos training in Manama, Bahrain

"I keep bashing on the door but each week I keep being left out.

"No footballer wants to sit in the stands and not play.

"Hopefully we'll just see what happens, I'll keep working hard and if I do get an opportunity, I'll just make sure I take it.

Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek has told Carney he needs to be playing more often if he is to select him for international duty, something that Carney understands.

"I spoke to the boss, I've got to be playing pretty soon otherwise I might not get picked anymore (for Australia) after January (transfer window).

"So I'm looking forward to January and hopefully something comes up.

"It's a change in scenery at the moment," Carney said of being in Bahrain with the Socceroos.

"Obviously if you play well you give the manager something to think about as well at Sheffield.

"But either way I've got to be playing sooner or later."

Andrew Slevison
About the author

Andrew Slevison

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free