Perth Glory are pleased to announce the return of influential playmaker Mitch Nichols to the club after signing a two year contract starting from season 2017-18.
Perth Glory are pleased to announce the return of influential playmaker Mitch Nichols to the club after signing a two (2) year contract starting from season 2017/18.
Nichols played a key role for Perth Glory in season 2014/15 before departing towards the end of that season to resume his contract with J-League club Cerezo Osaka.
His form over the last two years has been pivotal in helping the Western Sydney Wanderers secure consecutive finals berths.
Despite recent indiscretions which will see him serve a four-game ban, the 27-year old is a key signing for the club and will bolster the team's midfield for the upcoming season. The FFA has confirmed that his four-game ban can be served from the FFA Cup matches that Perth Glory participate in.
Quotes attributable to Kenny Lowe
"This was an easy football decision. Mitch has the pedigree to be a game changer”
"Nichols has the personality, skills and football qualities to be an influential member of our team and assist the club achieve success."
"Mitch has matured as a player and that maturity has been highlighted by captaining his previous club and through his form over the last two years in the A-League which we are keen for him to replicate at our club."
Quotes attributable to Mitch Nichols
“I’m looking forward to settling back into life in the sunny state of Western Australia”. “I’m really excited about re-joining my friends in Andy Keogh, Rostyn Griffiths and Chris Harold and several new teammates such as Diego Castro, Adam Taggart with a new look Glory team as well as reuniting with former WSW teammate Scott Neville”
Quotes from CEO Peter Filopoulos
“We are excited to have Mitch Nichols return to the club and look forward to his solid contribution as we pursue our maiden A-League Championship”
“Several other A-League clubs bid for Mitch’s services and we are glad he has opted to
return to nib Stadium and don the purple once again”
"Despite some of Mitch’s challenges of recent times, everyone deserves a second chance. Mitch just like all players at Perth Glory are aware of the club's core values as well as the FFA’s national code of conduct and the strong consequences if they are not adhered to”
“We are building a strong culture here at Perth Glory and at the heart of our core values is that no player or individual is bigger than the club as we strive to achieve our objectives under The Perth Glory Way"
With pre-season training commencing on Tuesday next week, the squad in place at this present time include the following 18-players:
- Liam REDDY – Goalkeeper
- Nick FEELY – Goalkeeper
- Jacob POSCOLIERO – Defender
- Shane LOWRY – Defender
- Alex GRANT – Defender
- Marc WARREN – Defender
- Joseph MILLS – Defender
- Scott NEVILLE - Defender
- Chris HAROLD – Midfielder
- Rostyn GRIFFITHS – Midfielder
- Brandon WILSON - Midfielder
- Joel CHIANESE – Midfielder
- Mitch NICHOLS – Midfielder
- Diego CASTRO - Forward
- Joseph KNOWLES – Forward
- Andy KEOGH – Forward
- Adam TAGGART – Forward
- Jamal REINERS – Forward (long term injury)