Brisbane Roar re-sign experienced pair

Brisbane Roar have retained the services of captain Matt McKay and defender Jack Hingert for the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 Season.

The experienced duo have played a pivotal role in the club's success, winning two Grand Finals apiece.

McKay, 35, is on the verge of becoming the first player in Brisbane Roar history to play 250 Hyundai A-League matches.

Currently sitting on 248 appearances, he is Roar's only remaining foundation player and is now set for a 12th season in orange.

McKay said it was an honour to continue in his role as captain at Suncorp Stadium.

"I'm delighted to be staying in Brisbane. I love being part of the BRFC family and am proud to captain our successful side," McKay said.


"When the club approached me about my plans for next season and their willingness to have me involved, it was an easy decision.

"I continue to believe we have a talented team, great staff and the most passionate fans in Australia.

"I'm hungry to be part of a successful 2018/19 and have a strong desire to play a key role in helping to make this happen."

Right-back Hingert, who originally joined in 2011, has the sixth-most appearances for the club in its history and was a member of the 2012 and 2014 squads that achieved Grand Final glory.

"I've been here for seven years now and Brisbane is my home. BRFC is in my heart and I'm really happy to have signed on for season 2018/19 and beyond," the 27-year-old said.

"This year was disappointing for us but I'm looking forward to pre-season and having success in the next Hyundai A-League campaign.


"I love this city and I want to thank John and the coaching staff for having faith in me and the fans for their continued support."

Head Coach John Aloisi said the duo will play a key part in the Roar's hunt for a fourth Hyundai A-League championship next season.

"It is great news for our club to have both Matty and Jack commit their futures to BRFC as we continue to plan for season 2018/19,” Aloisi said.

"Matt is not only the club captain but the heart and soul of our football team.

"Jack is a loyal servant who loves the club. His experience and presence is an important ingredient of our talented group of players.

"We believe both will play an important role in helping Brisbane Roar secure a fourth Hyundai A-League championship."