Signing news: Victory promote Carrigan and Lauton

Melbourne Victory have signed Benjamin Carrigan and Brandon Launton on one and two year deals respectively.

The pair join from the club's youth team, which play in the National Premier Leagues Victoria.

21-year-old defender Carrigan signs a full contract with Victory having impressed for the club in the AFC Champions League earlier this year against Daegu FC and Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

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“Getting the opportunity to compete in those ACL matches was an unbelievable experience,” said Carrigan.

“Playing against such high-quality opposition from overseas and seeing that I could hold my own gave me a lot of confidence, and I think will help me feel comfortable at this level.

“I can’t wait to run out there again and hopefully get a taste for A-League action this season.”

19-year-old Lauton made his debut earlier this month against Newcastle Jets in the FFA Cup 2019 Round of 32 defeat to Newcastle Jets.

“It was an honour to play for this great club in the FFA Cup, and I’m pinching myself now that I’ve signed my first contract here,” said Lauton.