Kamau keen to enjoy football again after Melbourne City struggles

The exciting forward is ready to hit the ground running in Western Sydney

After scoring the first goal of the A-League season last year, Bruce Kamau looked set to reach another level with Melbourne City.

A double against Brisbane Roar was followed up by a fine strike in the Melbourne derby, but Kamau's campaign would ultimately stall as he made just 11 starts under Warren Joyce and scored one further goal.

With a premature move to Western Sydney Wanderers confirmed, the 23-year-old attacker was frozen out of the City side to some extent and he's eager to simply get back on the pitch.

"So far I've been enjoying Western Sydney, the club, the team, the coaches and every aspect about it," Kamau told Western Sydney Wanderers. 

"I'm looking forward to a successful season. As a team we're striving to win trophies.

"Individually for myself it's about having the best season possible and getting back to enjoying football really, that's something key for myself."

Bruce Kamau Western Sydney Wanderers

Kamau rose to prominence with Adelaide United in the 2015/16 season - a rise he capped off with a grand-final strike against his new side.

Lured to Western Sydney by a now departed Josep Gombau, Kamau revealed his replacement Markus Babbel is on the quiet side but still has a big presence around the training ground.

"I first spoke to the old coach Josep Gombau, who I worked with previously at Adelaide, about coming here," he said 

"Unfortunately he's not here now but I'm excited to work with the new coach obviously. He's a bit quiet and watches over the sessions more where JP (Jean-Paul de Marigny), the assistant coach, will run the sessions a bit more.

"But definitely he'll add his input and when he does speak it's high value and important stuff he wants to talk to us about.

"I'm enjoying working under him, he's an approachable guy, friendly, and he's got a wealth of experience we can tap into."

Markus Babbel

While Western Sydney marks unfamiliar territory for Kamau, who was born in Kenya before moving to Adelaide as a child, the move has been made easier by the many faces he's already familiar with. 

"Coming here I knew a lot of the boys...my former Melbourne City teammates Nick Fitzgerald, Ruon Tongyik, and then I played in Adelaide with Tarek Elrich," he said.

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"But then also Josh Sotirio, Keanu Baccus, Abraham Majok, we've all played together in the (Australian) U23's.

"So there's a lot of players I was familiar with and knew so it makes it easier coming into a new place and a new environment." 

Kamau will be hoping to make the perfect start to life in the red and black when the Wanderers take on Hellenic Athletic in the FFA Cup Round of 32 on August 7.