With the Reds’ squad all but finalised and the start of Season 9 just around the corner, the club can announce the squad numbers for 2013/14.
With the Reds- squad all but finalised and the start of Season 9 just around the corner, the club can announce the squad numbers for 2013/14.
From the end of last season-s campaign, on top of new Head Coach Josep Gombau and his right hand man Pau Marti, the club has welcomed seven new signings for the Hyundai A-League 2013/14 Season while farewelling five players from the Reds squad that bowed out of the 2012/13 finals series.
Arrivals for the club-s 10th anniversary year include Spanish duo Sergio Cirio and Isaias Sanchez, former Western Wanderers and Newcastle Jets defender Tarek Elrich, Socceroo Michael Zullo on loan from FC Utrecht in Holland, 22 year old Canberra born midfielder Steven Lustica from Hajduk Split, plus talented local youngsters Awer Mabil and Jordan Elsey from the Reds- Youth Team.
Meanwhile, youngster Teeboy Kamara has been removed from the club-s playing roster until he is deemed to fit to resume playing football again. The club continues to monitor Kamara-s health and progress but until such time that he can return, Lustica will don the number 13 shirt this season.
Current players to change numbers from last season include Osama Malik moving from 2 to 5, Jeronimo Neumann from 21 to 7 and Marcelo Carrusca from 8 to 10.
Shirt numbers for the upcoming season are as follows: 1. Eugene GALEKOVIC (gk) 3. Nigel BOOGAARD 4. Jon McKAIN 5. Osama MALIK 6. CASSIO 7. JERONIMO Neumann 8. ISAIAS Sanchez 9. Sergio CIRIO 10. Marcelo CARRUSCA 11. Bruce DJITE 12. Antony GOLEC 13. Steve LUSTICA 14. Cameron WATSON 15. Jacob MELLING 16. Daniel BOWLES 17. Awer MABIL 18. Michael ZULLO 19. Jake BARKER-DAISH 20. Paul IZZO (gk) 21. Tarek ELRICH 22. Fabio FERREIRA 23. Jordan ELSEY