Rennie Says ‘Attack’ Is His game

Rennie expects to be in the thick of Hammarby's attack this season  Photo:

Rennie expects to be in the thick of Hammarby’s attack this season

Liberian midfielder Amadaiya Rennie says he’s at Swedish first division side Hammarby to play ‘attacking football’.

It is my game. Attack is my game. When I am on the pitch I concentrate mainly on attack. That’s why I am here, he told the club website recently.

Rennie November last committed himself to Hammarby for the next three seasons after two and a half years at another division one club, Degefors.

The pacy midfielder came into the limelight in the Superettan (Swedish first division) last season, proving to be one of his club’s star players. He played in all of Degefors 30 matches, starting each one of them. The former Liberian national youth team skipper scored six times and set up eight. He did not pick up any yellow or red cards.

Although playing in the second tier, Hammaby is still one of the country’s biggest clubs. Hammarby’s huge fan base makes sure that it usually plays before a full house during home and away matches.

With the signing of the Liberian and seven others, the club announced its ambition to go back to the top flight where it can knock boots with city rivals AIK and Djurgarden. 2009 was the last time Hammarby battled with the big boys, after having won its only Swedish championship title eight years earlier in 2001.

That top coach Nanne Bergstrands, who was the winning coach of the Swedish championshipship in 2008 with Kalmar, will be leading the side this season is more sign that the Hammarby has its eyes set on the premiership.