Wout Brama is promising a return to finals football in Gosford as the Mariners' reshaped squad begins to take shape ahead of the new Hyundai A-League season.
The former Dutch international has touched down in Australia ahead of his first season with Central Coast Mariners.
“I'm thrilled to help the team come further in the competition than last year,” said Brama upon arrival at Sydney Airport.
“I've been told it was a hard year last year so this year we are going to the finals.
“We're up for it,” he declared.
WOUT’S SIMPLE GOALS
The defensive midfielder played over 300 games in the Netherlands for the likes of FC Twente, PEC Zwolle and most recently FC Utrecht who finished fourth in the 2016/17 Eredivisie.
And he's approaching his time at the Mariners in straightforward fashion.
“Staying fit, helping the team and giving my best,” he said.
“That's what I always did at my former clubs and I will do it here also.”
THE DUTCH CONNECTION
Brama joins countryman Tom Hiariej on Central Coast's roster and has been tapping him for information ahead of his arrival.
“I had a lot of contact with him and he spoke very positively about the club,” said Brama.
“That helped me sign the contract here.
“He told me it's a great club and a family club with very nice people and a good squad with a good coach.
“I'm thrilled to start the season here on the 7th of October.
“I'm ready for it.”