McGarry: “I am absolutely loving life on the Coast”

Central Coast Mariners left back James McGarry has thrived since moving to the club on the last day of the recent transfer window, seamlessly fitting into the side. 

After having a short spell with the Newcastle Jets following two separate tenures with the Wellington Phoenix, McGarry has found a home with the Mariners. 

The defender an instant hit with Central Coast fans, while also greatly enjoying his time with the Mariners so far.

“I am absolutely loving life on the Coast. The move has worked out perfectly for me,” he said. 

“I’m loving the environment, really getting along well with the lads and the staff as well. The last six weeks here have been great.”

McGarry has started all six matches for the club so far since his arrival, demonstrating both his offensive and defensive capabilities in the short period.

He has scored two goals so far, one at home against Wellington and another in Mudgee against Macarthur. 

The New Zealand international believing that it took him a little bit to initially acclimatise, thriving ever since. 

“For me the transition has been good. It definitely took a few weeks to get my fitness up. I hadn’t been playing much at the time with the Jets. As soon as that came, I felt really comfortable,” McGarry said. 

“Obviously I have scored a couple of goals, which has been awesome. That’s what I want to do, be involved in games, creating chances and scoring goals. I’m super happy with how my time here has gone so far.” 

Off the back of our tough loss last weekend, McGarry and the entire squad were disappointed with the outcome.

The defender ready to contribute to an immediate response and turnaround, especially in the lead up to just his second match at Industree Group Stadium. 

“It has been a tough few days, we were all really disappointed with the result over the weekend. We definitely felt like we didn’t necessarily deserve more, rather we needed to play better. That was a game where we really wanted to pick up points, and we didn’t,” he said. 

“At the end of the day we need to look at that game, review it and move on because we’ve got two weeks before our next game. That one is at home which will be a big one, we always want to perform at home and pick up points there.”