Former Rotherham United striker takes centre stage in A-League with Sydney City

Former Rotherham United striker Adam Le Fondre is proud to be carrying the flag for the beautiful game and providing people with their football fix as one of the few players in the world still playing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Rotherham United's Adam Le Fondre, races up the field away from Cheltenham's Frankie Artus and Michael Pook back in 2010.

The spread of Covid-19 has shaken society to its foundations, with the sporting calendar decimated in a bid to quell the vicious disease sweeping the globe.

Just a handful of events are still going ahead and the A-League, Australia’s premier men’s competition, is among those ploughing on.

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It means that the Sydney FC striker Le Fondre, formerly of Rochdale and Reading as well as the Millers between 2009-11, will be one the only players gracing the turf this weekend, when Sydney take on local rivals Western Sydney Wanderers.

FAMILIAR FACE: Adam Le Fondre battles with Sheffield Wednesday's Frederico Venancio while playing for Bolton. Picture: Steve Ellis.

“With us being the only football going, the onus is sort of on you to carry the flag of that, I guess,” he said.

“I guess everyone is going to be watching because we’re the only football fix you can have, so it’s on us to keep people entertained. That’s what we have to do.

“It’s a duty of care to the game of football, and Australian football, really, and the A-League.

“We’ve got to all as players put on a show, where we can be proud of the product we’re showing everyone.”