Kayode sends clear message as Energy team clinches third win
WHEN Tolu Kayode is on the football field, you can not help but hear him.
London football product Kayode made his debut for Central Queensland Energy at the weekend and from all reports, it was a vocal one.
But head coach Ray Wood did not mind.
Predicting Kayode to be the 'colossus' of the Energy side next season, Wood praised the defender's enthusiasm.
"Our new signing Tolu Kayode was a standout; he was very vocal on the pitch," Wood said.
"Communication is his key attribute."
CQFC took on Southside United in a pre-season friendly at Jardine Park on Saturday night and managed to clinch its third successive win with a 4-1 victory.
Wood said the entire squad put their best foot forward and he was impressed with their improvement.
"The boys did really well," the coach said.
"To be honest, the whole squad played fantastically.
"The main thing that has improved is that the boys are taking on board what we are doing at training and relaying the messages that I give them onto the field."
The Energy's goals came from Simon Hogarth, Jesse Thompson and German recruit Jared Lidy who netted two.
Wood said Frenchville Roos players Thompson and Trim again pulled on the Energy strip but there had been no pens put to paper for the 2014 National Premier League season.
"Jesse Thompson and Daniel Trim are both still trialling with us as the moment," he said.
"We haven't discussed whether they will be signing with us but we will address that in the new year."
The Energy will enjoy this weekend off before hopefully locking in two more pre-season encounters before Christmas.
CQFC V SOUTHSIDE
CQFC Energy defeated Southside United 4-1
Energy goal scorers: Simon Hogarth (1), Jesse Thompson (1) and Jared Lidy (2)