Mrdja added to Socceroos squad
Central Coast Mariners striker Nik Mrdja has been rewarded for his excellent start to the Hyundai A-League season, with a late call up to the Socceroos squad that will face Argentina next Tuesday night.
Central Coast Mariners striker Nik Mrdja has been rewarded for his excellent start to the Hyundai A-League season, with a late call up to the Socceroos squad that will face Argentina next Tuesday night. He comes in for Scott McDonald who was forced to withdraw with an injury.
Mrdja has scored two goals in the first three games of the season, as the Mariners made it three wins on the trot on Thursday night in a 1-0 defeat of Queensland Roar.
Big and strong, Mrdja also possesses a mean left foot and has a presence about him that will worry most defenders. Whether he gets a chance to do that against Argentina-s finest is another story, but it-s another step up the ladder after two years that has seen him plagued by injuries.
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