Popovic: More signings imminent

Wanderers FC coach Tony Popovic has revealed he plans to announce more signings this week.

Wanderers FC coach Tony Popovic has revealed he plans to announce more signings this week, on the back of the club launch and the initial three signings of Aaron Mooy, Tarek Elrich and Kwabena Appiah.

Speaking exclusively to Football Federation Australia, Popovic revealed that plans are in place and the signings would complement the current players signed to the club and his vision of an attacking team.

“By the end of this week we should have some more signings announced, we are very close to securing another four or five players and rest assured we will have a full squad by October 6," Popovic said.

“It-s important for us that these players be the right players for the club and fit our vision, if they are the right player and they come from the west we are even more pleased.”

So far all the signings of the new club have been Western Sydney products and Popovic couldn-t be happier, giving his thoughts on each of the signings.

“I think they-re very passionate about the area and are proud to be associated with the region and the club and they will go out there and give everything they can for the club,” he said.

“With Aaron Mooy we are really excited to get him back from overseas. He is an exciting young player who has come through the youth ranks and we know he is pleased to be back.”

Mooy is one player returning home and Tarek Elrich is another, elrich coming back home to Western Sydney after a few years at Newcastle Jets and Popovic expects the defender's passion for the area and desire to represent his local club to be a focal point.

“We-re really proud to bring him back and he wants to do very well for the club and is a really good player.”

As for the youngest member of the trio, Appiah, Popovic sees this as an opportunity the youngster would do well to take with both hands.

“He-s been in the State League we have given him an opportunity. He is a very raw, talented boy who scores goals, but it-s going to be an adjustment for him going from training a couple of nights a week to four nights a week, he deserves that opportunity and we expect him to take that opportunity.”