Brisbane Roar FC and FC Utrecht have agreed to terms on a one-year loan deal that will see Socceroo Adam Sarota re-join the Queensland club for the Hyundai A-League 2014/15 campaign.
Sarota began his professional career with Brisbane Roar, first showing outstanding form in the Foxtel National Youth League and named player of the competition in 2008/09 before signing a senior contract with the club ahead of the 2009/10 season.
In April 2010, alongside Tommy Oar and Michael Zullo, Sarota made a high profile move to FC Utrecht in the Dutch Eredivisie where the Cairns-born midfielder has excelled since.
Head Coach Mike Mulvey was excited to welcome Sarota back to Queensland, especially ahead of a season that includes defending the Hyundai A-League Premiership and Championship as well as the Westfield FFA Cup and AFC Champions League.
“With the challenges in front of us this season, it is very important we have a squad with depth across all positions,” Mulvey said.
“We are very pleased to have Adam on board and we are looking forward to welcoming him back to the club this coming week.”
The 25-year-old has been capped three times by Australia and was named in Ange Postecoglou’s 30-man preliminary for this year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
“Adam is a Queenslander and more importantly, he’s a great person and a quality player who we’re certain will fit right back into our playing group," Mulvey said.
Sarota will arrive in Brisbane mid-next week and will join his new teammates at training following the Westfield FFA Cup Round of 16 match away to Adelaide United.
Date of birth: 28 December, 1988
Place of birth: Gordonvale, Australia
Contract details: One year loan, until the end of Hyundai A-League 2014/15 season
Brisbane Roar (2008-2010)
FC Utrecht (2010-)
Sign your own one year deal! All Brisbane Roar memberships are now on sale at RoarMemberships.com.au, including full season, seven game Mega Pack , three game Lite, Westfield W-League, Global and Lil Roary options!
Susnjar filled with pride after making Caltex Socceroos debut
Beaming with pride, Aleksandar Susnjar has revealed the moment he knew he was going to make his Caltex Socceroos debut and spoken about realising his childhood dream. Susnjar played the last 38 minutes of Saturday morning’s (AEDT) friendly defeat against Norway in Oslo to earn
Poll: choose your Caltex Socceroos starting XI to face Colombia in London
After Saturday morning’s (AEDT) loss to Norway, the Caltex Socceroos get a chance at redemption when they take on Colombia in London. Coach Bert van Marwijk handed debuts to the likes of Dimitri Petratos, Andrew Nabbout and Aleksandar Susnjar in Oslo and is sure to freshen up
What’s next for the Caltex Socceroos?
While Bert van Marwijk’s debut game as Caltex Socceroos coach didn’t go to plan, the side gets a chance to put things right when they take on Colombia in London on Wednesday morning (Australian time). The South Americans are a dangerous side, having beaten Australia’s Group C
Opponent Watch: Deschamps slams ‘cocky’ France
The Caltex Socceroos weren’t the only team in pre-World Cup friendly action this weekend, with all three of their Group C opponents in Russia featuring in matches. And Australia’s first opponents at the World Cup France suffered a setback in their preparations against Colombia