PLAYER PROFILE - Alfie ROGERS
A naturalised New Zealander, Alfie Rogers begins his second season with the Navy Blues as a genuine contender for a starting position.
Technically strong and adaptable, Rogers reads the game well and is also competitive on the deck and in the air.
Started his New Zealand club career with Stirling Sports Premiership newcomers Hamilton Wanderers, Rogers has also played in the top flight for the now defunct WaiBOP United.
Yet another of the Navy Blues squad who shares a love of Liverpool, he describes Luiz Suarez as his current favourite player.
Rogers says last year's performance at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan has whet his appetite for more success as did the Nike Lunar New Year Cup win in Hong Kong.
A Liverpool fan, Rogers is another of Steven Gerrard's admirers but he also rates local footballer Xavier Platt as one to watch on the domestic front.