Macarthur FC continues to bolster ranks

Picture: Macarthur FC/Facebook

Picture: Macarthur FC/Facebook

Macarthur FC is celebrating the signatures of two more players for the 2021/22 season.

The club has resigned James Meredith and has secured the services of Englishman Jordon Mutch.

Meredith, the 6-foot left-back, has been rewarded for his strong 2020/21 season with the Bulls.

He scored in two of his 19 matches, both against the Melbourne Victory.

The 33-year-old said he was excited to remain with the Bulls at Campbelltown for a second season.

"I'm excited to continue my journey with the Bulls this upcoming season," he said.

"You could feel throughout last season we were building something special here, the crowds were building each week, the buzz around the town was increasing and I'm looking forward to see what we can achieve with a season under our belt."

Coach Ante Milicic praised Meredith's reliability.

"James is a very good professional and one of our most consistent performers last season," he said.

"He has shown his versatility in our backline and is a leader with the younger players in the team.

"Last season he joined the squad two weeks before the opening match, so I'm looking forward to see what he can do with a full pre-season."

Midfielder Mutch joins the Bulls following a six-month stint with crosstown rivals Western Sydney Wanderers.

Amassing over 200 professional appearances and almost 80 Premier League matches with Crystal Palace, Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers, the 29-year-old brings a wealth of experience to his new club.

"Having had a taste of A-League football already, I know what to expect from the league this season," Mutch said.

"I'm really looking forward to join the Bulls.

"The club had a very successful first year in the league, and I can't wait to start pre-season to build on the foundations of last season."

"Ante's style is really appealing to me. The team plays an exciting style of football and I'm looking forward to be able to contribute."

Milicic said Mutch came well recommended.

"We saw last season he is a player who, when given an opportunity, he played well and his contribution to the team was invaluable, providing positive results," he said.

"With almost 80 Premier League matches to his name, Jordon brings plenty of experience to our squad.

"I had a good feeling about the type of professional Jordon is on and off the field, when we were in discussions with him. Speaking with some former teammates of his confirmed that.

"I'm looking forward to seeing what he can produce for us with a full pre-season under his belt and given a consistent run."