Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Anderson out of Wilderness and into Spotlight

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Anderson out of Wilderness and into Spotlight

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FOOTBALL: Young defender Zac Anderson says it feels C[pounds sterling]surrealC[yen] to be delivered from the wilderness into A-League grand final week.

Anderson is expected to be named in Mariners coach Graham ArnoldCOs 15-man squad for SundayCOs championship decider against Western Sydney at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

After playing a full game in the MarinersCO AFC Champions League loss to Guizhou Renhe in China last Tuesday, the Coast product was not used off the bench in Central CoastCOs 1-0 preliminary final win over Melbourne Victory in Gosford on Sunday.

But just being a chance of playing in his first A-League grand final has the 21-year-old buzzing.

This time last season, Anderson was without a club after Gold Coast UnitedCOs sudden demise.

C[pounds sterling]ItCOs a massive turnaround for me personally,C[yen] the law student said.

C[pounds sterling]Honestly, itCOs surreal to be in the grand final this week.

C[pounds sterling]I can remember this time last year I was at Suncorp Stadium with Dad watching the Roar play, never thinking that at such a young age ICOd get the chance to be in a grand final in front of a sellout crowd,C[yen] Anderson added. …

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