Stefan Mauk has shared his thoughts on Adelaide United’s striking new home kit and discusses how he is tracking following surgery last month.
Mauk said he was impressed with the Reds’ latest iteration of the home shirt which will be worn throughout the 2021/22 season.
“I think it looks really nice,” Mauk said.
“It’s a lot cleaner and simpler than last season’s kit.
“It feels really good wearing it, so I’m looking forward to be able play in it and I’m sure it will sell really well with the fans and it will be great to see them wearing it in the stadium as well.”
The 25-year-old scored seven goals in 25 appearances last season, enjoying a productive campaign in midfield.
However, a persistent leg injury hindered his ability to showcase his full potential on a consistent basis.
Mauk admitted he is glad to have had the operation in the hope of finally resolving the issue.
He revealed if he passes his latest test he can commence running on the field and by the end of the month begin contact training.
“I had to get surgery on my leg which was disappointing, but also good to know that now it’s on the mend and I’ll start training with the team in the next few weeks,” he said.
Mauk said the morale within the squad has been quite upbeat despite the lack of pre-season games, particularly following the new signings.
Isaías, George Blackwood and Jacob Tratt began training last week after completing mandatory 14-day quarantine, while Nick Ansell joined a few days later.
He added that the anticipation is building ahead of its FFA Cup Round of 32 clash against Floreat Athena on Sunday, September 26.
“I think everyone is excited,” he continued.
“We’ve just had some new players come in obviously from doing their quarantine, so it’s all exciting especially with the FFA Cup coming up it’s good to get some more bodies in.
“We were disappointed with the FFA Cup game getting postponed because in pre-season obviously you do a lot of hard training and the games are what you’re looking forward to most.
“That’s been delayed by a month and we’ve just had to do extra training, as much as we’ve enjoyed it, we’re really looking forward to be able to play games.”