Lachlan Brook is a Red through and through.
Breaking through the Adelaide United youth academy, the on-loan Brentford winger is back with the club looking to add another trophy to the club’s ever-growing cabinet.
“Yeah, look, for me, it’d be amazing,” said Brook when speaking to Kick360.
“I mean, winning a competition and a final in any stage career is awesome, I mean, some people can go through their whole careers without even playing in one.
“So being an Adelaide boy and being a fan of the club as it is, it would be amazing.”
Rejoining the Hindmarsh-based outfit in January on a temporary basis from the Bees, the Gawler-born product insists that playing regular first-team football remains the main priority.
As many members of the Adelaide squad have remained at the club from Brook’s initial departure back in 2020, acclimatising back to the A-League Men’s competition immediately was not too tough a task.
While the deal that sees him on the books with Adelaide is only on a short-term basis, Brook is not ruling out signing on with the club beyond the end of this season.
“It wasn’t too bad, obviously, I know all the boys and stuff.
“The team hadn’t changed too much, and I know Carl, so the adjustment wasn’t too difficult.
“It was more just for me playing more games more frequently, and in a professional competition, you just have to get yourself adapted to again.
“I need to be playing games in a professional competition, where that is, I’m not sure yet.
“There’s obviously finals to focus on first, and then I’ll let my agents deal with that stuff at the moment.
“I’m definitely open to [staying], I think it’s more just about assessing what’s gonna be best for me for sure.”
During his two years with the Bees, Brook has learned valuable lessons that should hold his career in good stead.
The physicality of English football is one thing Brook found different after moving, asserting that the experience of plying his trade in West London was crucial in furthering his development.
“It’s just knowledge of the game and the physical side of it.
“It’s just a different type of football over there, which not a lot of people seem to understand.
“They always compare levels, and without really knowing that no matter where you go, there’s there’s good players.
“The type of football is different and suits certain people more, that definitely for me was a real eye-opener.”
The Reds will square off against Central Coast this weekend in an elimination final, knowing that defeat will spell the end to their season.
The two sides have played each other on two occasions this campaign, with the ledger levelled in March when the Mariners romped to a 3-0 win in Gosford.
Since that game, Adelaide has won five of its following last six, with only the Melbourne Victory triumphing over the club in that timeframe, a brilliant run that Brook hopes will continue at the weekend.
“I think we’re kind of a similar team in terms we aren’t financially backed, and we’re both teams that are mentally strong and a good bunch of boys.
“I think that’s why when we play each other, it’s always quite difficult, but I do think that we can outplay them, as we have before.
“I think for us, it’s just focusing on that and, and really playing like, we have been the last four or five games because we’re in a good, we’re in a good way at the moment, which is important for us.”
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