Signing news: Strain extends deal with Adelaide United

Adelaide United continues to lock-away their leading stars to long-term contracts, with defender Ryan Strain signing a new deal with the Reds on Tuesday.

Strain inked a two-year extension with Gertjan Verbeek’s men, tying him to the club until the end of the Hyundai A-League 2021/22 Season.

The England-born defender has featured 16 times for the Reds this season, making his return from injury in the weekend’s loss to Western United FC.

He joins the likes of star attacker Ben Halloran and young midfielder Nathan Konstandopoulos to re-sign with the club in the last week.

“I’m really happy knowing my future remains here in Adelaide,” 22-year-old Strain said on the Reds' official website.


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“We have a great team and we are doing our best to finish this season strongly and secure a place in the finals.

“The last few years has seen us bring more trophies to our fans and I’m hoping we can continue adding to that success.” 

Strain has come through the Adelaide United youth set up, making his first-team debut with the club in November of the 2017/18 Season.

Ryan Strain


The attack-minded right-back has gone on to play 63 times in all competitions and was part of the team that lifted the FFA Cup in both 2018 and 2019.

“Ryan is an important player for the club and we are delighted to have him contracted for another two seasons,” Director of Football Bruce Djite said.

“Ryan is still only 22 years old and still has a lot of potential. We believe as he continues working hard and plays even more games he’ll only continue to grow and improve as a player.”

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