Sydney FC Bolsters Attacking Stocks

Sydney FC has bolstered its attacking stocks by signing former Sheffield Wednesday junior Jarrod Kyle until the end of the 2012/13 Hyundai A-League season.

Sydney FC has bolstered its attacking stocks by signing former Sheffield Wednesday junior Jarrod Kyle until the end of the 2012/13 Hyundai A-League season.

The 19-year-old Australian spent three seasons in England with Sheffield Wednesday but will join Alessandro Del Piero, Joel Griffiths, Blake Powell, Joel Chianese and Kruno Lovrek in the Sky Blues front line.

Kyle spent a week trialling with Sydney FC, including taking part in the recent friendly against Tahiti, and put pen to paper on Monday night, before the transfer window closed in Australia.

“I-m thrilled to be here and getting a chance in the A-League,” Kyle said. “There was interest from a few other (A-League) clubs but this (Sydney FC) was the best opportunity for me. Sydney FC is the best club, the best opportunity and I-m looking forward to getting into it.

“They called me up Thursday night, I was out (flew out of England) Friday and was here training Monday.”

After agreeing terms through until the end of the current season, Kyle stated he was already revelling in the new environment and hoped to be able to push for an extension to his contract.

“Being around the first team environment every single day and training with some of the best players in Australia and Del Piero is great, you can learn a lot. It-s a very good environment and I just can-t wait for the games to start,” he said.

“It-s my goal to make the opportunity count and do whatever I can to impress and hopefully get a contract for next year and beyond.”

Sydney FC Coach Frank Farina backed the youngster, who is tall and strong and possesses a good turn of pace.

“We found out he was available and coming back to Australia so we wanted to have a look at him and we liked what we saw so he-ll be with us until the end of the season,” Farina said. “Anything beyond that is up to Jarrod and what he can show but he-s big and strong, holds the ball up well and has some pace.

“He is a typical old-fashion centre forward with a bit of pace. He-ll start in the youth team this weekend and we-ll see where it goes from there.”

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