Cornthwaite optimistic about ending Selangor trophy drought

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Robert Cornthwaite - Australia v China - EAFF East Asian Cup 2013
defender is confident his side can finally end their trophy drought this season as they challenge for honours on two fronts.

The Red Giants have not won a major trophy since 2010 but are on course to win the Super League this season, as well as still being in the hunt for Malaysian Cup.

Despite their elimination from the FA Cup, after losing 3-1 to Terengganu FA in March, the England-born Australian centre-back is determined to taste a triumph at the end of season.

“We’ve had a good start to the season and I definitely feel that we have a very competitive team that can push to win a trophy this season,” the 29-year-old told The Roar.

“With a bit of luck hopefully we can get that trophy that they’re (the club and fans) so desperate to win. Certainly our fans deserve a trophy to celebrate.”

Cornthwaite, who signed to Selangor from K-League side Jeonnam Dragons this year, joined his fellow former A-League like Ryan Griffiths and Mario Karlovic, believes that his compatriots have added a value to Malaysian football.

“Everyone is contributing, everyone is playing, and the Aussie boys are representing themselves well,” the ex-Adelaide United defender added.

“The A-League is seen as a really competitive, high-quality league in Malaysia. Our players’ professionalism who come from the A-League really adds a lot of value to Malaysian football.”

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