PLAYER PROFILE - Reid DRAKE
One of the current squad's most experienced players, Reid Drake returned to Kiwitea Street after two seasons away at Eastern Suburbs AFC.
A gifted midfielder who talks a straight game, Drake is fast closing in on 100 appearances for the club.
Signed by Ramon Tribulietx during a period of almost unrelenting success, Drake found consistent first team opportunities hard to come by, and when he established himself as a reliable pick, injury robbed him of his starting place.
A Liverpool fan for whom Steven Gerrard is feted as a living embodiment of the club, Drake always has an opinion on the goings on at his favourite club.
Lists fellow team-mate Alfie Rogers as the domestic player he most admires although that may have something to do with their choice of club and the fact they once lived together.
Sunday 4 December 2022, Wellington Olympic, Mount Smart Stadium