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Australian Football: Le Fondre back in the groove for Sydney

Adam Le Fondre is hoping both he and Sydney FC can kick on after he fired home a hat-trick in the 5-0 win over Central Coast Mariners at the weekend.

The Sky Blues are priced at 12/1 to win the A-League grand final and it would be some achievement following an up and down 2021/22 campaign.

Back among the goals

Le Fondre, like Sydney, has had an indifferent season that has been hit by injury and sickness, but he was back to his best against the Mariners.

His hat-trick helped the Sky Blues to the win that takes them up to fourth on the ladder. And the striker is now hoping Steve Corica’s men can carry on in the same manner and have a strong end to the season.

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"I've sort of had to get my fitness in the games and off the back of that not playing my best and as a team we've probably not played our best stuff either," the 35-year-old told AAP.

"Not really getting the chances which I've been accustomed to getting at Sydney since I've been part of the club.

"With the goal at Wanderers, it's maybe just started to turn for me a little bit. Hopefully now this is a good springboard for me and the team going forward."

Reds test

Sydney are back in action against Adelaide United in the last game before they jet off on Asian Champions League duty and another three points is the order of the day.

"There's another big ask coming tomorrow night,” he added. "We've got the squad to do that and I think we've got enough belief in ourselves as players and staff to know we can do that.”

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