Sorrento star set for big time

Up-and-coming West Australian defender Scott Neville doesn’t have to look far for support in his bid to secure a Hyundai A-League contract, the youngster getting plenty of advice from experienced Glory backman and former Socceroo Hayden Foxe.

Up-and-coming West Australian defender Scott Neville doesn-t have to look far for support in his bid to secure a Hyundai A-League contract, the youngster getting plenty of advice from experienced Glory backman and former Socceroo Hayden Foxe.

While Foxe has spent the majority of the season battling an unfortunate run of injuries, he has always taken the time to offer his advice and encouragement to Neville and the long list of exciting talent at the club.

Neville has been one of the standout players across the entire National Youth League and played his first game for the Perth senior side in last week's clash with Central Coast.

After getting a taste of A-League action the former Sorrento player is looking to establish himself as a key member of the Glory's defence for next season although he remains modest about his rapid rise.

"Someone like Foxey is great to learn from. He's got the knowledge to hold his position and read the game instead of running around just trying to block everything.

"There' are a lot of things I've got to work on but being in the Youth Team environment has been great and then training with the first team I-ve been able to pick up a heap of things and that has really helped my game.

“I-m confident I can step-up to the level required to be an A-League player and I-m looking forward to taking my opportunities when they come up,” Neville said.

A versatile defender who can play at right back or in the centre, Neville has worked hard to become a consistent performer and has provided more than his fair share of timely interceptions in the youth league. His defensive awareness was noted by senior Coach Dave Mitchell and he gave the 19 tear old his debut as a substitute against the Mariners on New Years Eve.

"It's a bit of a rollercoaster really, when I started off I was just happy, thrilled, to be in the youth team. I performed well and Mitch saw me and I started training with the first team and it's just gone from there.

“It was great to get a chance to play against the Mariners and hopefully I can continue to get opportunities and work to cement a spot in the team,” said Neville.