Matildas star Kyah Simon has admitted the job's not yet done at three-time W-League Champions Melbourne City – and she's back to find out what happens next for the unstoppable side.
Melbourne City today announced the re-signing of Simon, along with Steph Catley, Yukari Kinga, Rebekah Stott, Amy Jackson, Melissa Barbieri, Rhali Dobson and Sofia Sakalis, as well as the addition of new signings Elise Kellond-Knight, Tameka Butt, Adriana Jones and Helen Caceres.
After a successful stint with NWSL team Houston Dash, Simon said she’s keen to expand on the inspired season she had with Melbourne City last year and looks forward to the journey ahead.
“Playing with City last season, I really started to see glimpses of my old self,” she said.
“I felt in great physical shape and was truly enjoying being part of such a professional environment.”
Simon said her desire to make the most of City’s industry-leading attitude towards women’s football was a massive drawcard in returning to the club for this season.
“I really felt like I hadn’t exhausted everything Melbourne City had to offer in just one season,” the 27-year-old forward said.
“City as a whole are doing amazing things. In terms of treatment and facilities, they really look after their women’s side, so why wouldn’t you want to be part of such a special club?”
This season City will be lead by coach Rado Vidosic former A-League assistant coach at Brisbane Roar, Sydney FC, Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix.
And Simon can't wait to see what Vidosic has in store for the team.
“We’re lucky enough to have a really versatile team who can adapt to new playing styles when we need to,” the Sydneysider said.
“Over the course of the last three years, there have been changes within our coaching staff, but that’s never troubled us throughout the season.
"It’s just a matter of knowing and executing our playing style week in and week out, no matter what the opposition throw at us.
“There will always be that bit of adversity and resilience to get back on track, but I’m really excited to get down there and see what Rado has planned for me position-wise and for the team as a whole."