Signing news: Glory snap up ex-Sydney FC defender

Perth Glory coach Tony Popovic has boosted his defensive options with the addition of former Sydney FC defender Jacob Tratt.

The 24-year-old, who played with the Sky Blues on an injury-replacement deal last season, has inked a one-year deal with the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 Premiers.

Tratt featured nine times for Steve Corica's men last season and also has Hyundai A-League experience with Wellington Phoenix, where he made 20 starts during the 2016/17 campaign.

The Dubbo junior stands 1.90m tall and adds great versatility value for Glory with his ability to play either in the centre or on the right side of the defence.

"I want to challenge and push myself again,” said Tratt on Glory's official website on signing with the club.

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"I feel that I will grow as a player working with (Head Coach) Tony Popovic, learn a lot from him and achieve the goals that I have set myself.

"Even after just one training session, I can see why he gets the best out of his players and I’m really excited for this year."

Glory CEO Tony Pignata added: “We beat off stiff competition from a number of other clubs to get Jacob on board.

“In addition to retaining the bulk of the squad that performed so well last season, our aim is to inject further quality and Jacob, along with Bruno Fornaroli, Dane Ingham and Nick D’Agostino certainly does that.”