Kitto excited by the new look Reds

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As Adelaide United brace for life without Ben Halloran and Stefan Mauk, more responsibility will be placed on veterans such as Ryan Kitto. 

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Despite the turbulent COVID affected season and the departure of some key players, Kitto is ignoring the outside noise and is the happiest he’s been. 

“I’m enjoying football and I’m the happiest I’ve been playing football in a long time,” Kitto said. 

At 27 years old, Kitto has already amassed the 10th most appearances by any Adelaide United player with 129 total matches to his name. 

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Kitto’s versatility as a winger or a full-back has been a key reason why he continues to have a spot in this Reds team.  

“I’m just happy to do whatever is required for the team, position doesn’t matter to me,” he said.

“The way we play under Carl and Ross is quite dynamic, so I find myself in attacking areas no matter what position I play.”

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This dynamic play is one of the key reasons why Kitto is enjoying his football again, along with his playing group. 

“I love my teammates, I love my coaches,” Kitto said.

“I don’t think in too many places you can get such a good group of people together, we are all striving for the same goal, and it is such a healthy environment. 

“I wake up and look forward to going to training every day.”

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Kitto will continue to be excited going to training as Adelaide’s new look forward line, headlined by the twin towers in Hiroshi Ibusuki and George Blackwood, will make his life much easier. 

“We have two really good targets to aim for and both are really good in the air,” he said.

“As a full-back or a winger, it is pretty exciting seeing them in the box making runs.”

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Hopefully either of those two strikers can continue their goal scoring form as Adelaide head up to Brisbane to take on a Roar side fresh off their first win. 

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Cameron Ottenhoff
Cameron Ottenhoff
Sport, media and communications student at Flinders University in Adelaide. I was forced to hang the boots up at a young age after discovering I'm no good at sport, so now I just talk about it instead.

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