Croatians now Wanderers

TWO more pieces of the puzzle are in place at Western Sydney Wanderers with coach Tony Popovic unveiling the club's first two foreign players.

Croatians Dino Kresinger and Mateo Poljak had their first training session with the club on Monday.

Neither has played outside their homeland, but 30-year Kresinger said he expected to be part of a successful club.

"I'm very happy to sign a contract. The guys are great and I expect it to be a good team," Kresinger said. "My job is to score goals and I hope I will."

Poljak, 22, has represented Croatia at U19 level and has spent the past five seasons at Lokomotiva Zagreb in the Croatian league, on loan from Dinamo Zagreb.

The midfielder said he expected the A-League to be a lot more physical than what he was used to.

He also said he saw the opportunity with the new Western Sydney franchise as a stepping stone in his career.

"My expectations are big. It's a new club with big expectations," Poljak said. "Maybe it's a risk, but I think you must risk to accomplish something."

The signings take the roster at Wanderers to 15, with three more foreign players still to be announced.

Meanwhile Brazilian import Henrique has netted a hat-trick as Brisbane Roar beat an Ipswich invitational side 5-1 in its second pre-season fixture at North Ipswich Reserve on Sunday.

Golden Boot winner Besart Berisha scored three in the Roar's 5-0 win against Brisbane Olympic last month.

Topics:  a-league football, western sydney wanderers




Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
Your Own Sanctuary ... $565,000
House 3 2 6
Quality Family-Sized... $329,000
House 4 2 3
Instant Equity for the... Offers Over...
House 3 1 2
Price Reduced - Must Be... $289,000
House 3 1 1

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Clarence Valley jobs listed daily


Featured Jobs
FULLTIME FOOD AND... Coffs Harbour Full Time
We are seeking an... Coffs Harbour Full Time
FULL TIME WEB... Fortitude Valley Full Time 75,000 - 90,000
GENERAL MANAGER ... Gladstone Full Time $120 - $150


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Free Seed Packets

with token from today's paper
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Post an ad from $30
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Virgo

You should enjoy your work, otherwise there’s no point doing it. Being challenged and stressed is one thing, but being on the wrong path...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save