Western United’s new signing Charlie Emery is quickly learning what it’s like to be part of a professional environment.
Emery, a goalkeeper, was promoted to the A-League squad following Filip Kurto’s concussion in United’s 1-0 loss to Western Sydney Wanderers on Sunday.
United Goalkeeper Coach Frank Juric helped scout the Werribee product for the Club’s NPL senior team, believing he’s a talent for the future.
“He’s a young kid that we scouted, he came into the youth team – he’s a huge talent,” Juric said.
“He’s been training with the senior team for the last six weeks and hopefully he’s one for the future.
“He’s extremely calm – as a goalkeeper you need to be calm. And his presence in the box was one of the first things I noticed.”
Emery has travelled with the squad for Wednesday night’s road clash with Sydney FC and will line up on the bench as the team’s backup goalkeeper to Ryan Scott.
Juric added that training in a professional environment as well as making the trip to the Harbour City will give Emery’s confidence a boost.
“Just being involved with the senior team at training, I think has improved his confidence.
“Now he’s traveling away, he’ll see what it’s like to be with a professional football team.
“He will be fine. I spoke to him and said it’s like any other game.”
United face Sydney FC on Wednesday night at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium in Kogarah.
The match will be broadcast live on Fox Sports, Kayo, and the MyFootball Live app from 7:05pm AEDT.