Hingert heads to Roar

Brisbane Roar have announced the signing of former North Queensland Fury defender Jack Hingert.

Brisbane Roar have announced the signing of former North Queensland Fury defender Jack Hingert.

The 20-year-old, who played 27 A-League games during two seasons at Fury, inked a two-year deal with the reigning champions.

Hingert joins fellow youngsters Matt Jurman and Kofi Danning in joining the Brisbane ranks for the upcoming season.

Roar coach Ange Postecoglou believes Hingert's versatility will boost the club's defensive stocks.

"We needed another defensive player and Jack can play in two or three positions across the backline," Postecoglou said.

"We really needed that versatility for the way our squad will be structured for this season."

"In his time at North Queensland he did well in difficult circumstances and we hope in our environment he can take his game to another level."

Hingert spent three years in the youth ranks at Crystal Palace and time with Peterborough United, but failed to make a first-team appearance for The Posh.

Hingert said he was looking forward to the challenge of establishing himself within a championship-winning team.

"Brisbane is a great club and Ange is a great coach with a reputation for developing young players," Hingert said.

"It's going to be hard for me to get into the squad and I'm going to have to work really hard and push to get that spot in the squad."

Hingert will join his new team mates at training when they return from a week's break on July 11 in preparation for the pre-season match against an Ipswich Invitational XI at North Ipswich Reserve on July 17.