Transfer news: City signs ex-Mariners defender

Melbourne City FC has secured the signing of defender Josh Rose ahead of the Hyundai A-League 2016/17 Hyundai A-League season.

The 34-year-old defender passed his medical at City Football Academy on Wednesday and has agreed to a one-year deal with the club.

He joined the A-League group in training on Friday ahead of City’s Round of 16 fixture against the Brisbane Strikers in the Westfield FFA Cup.

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Rose joins from the Central Coast Mariners where he won the 2011/12 Premiership and the 2012/13 Championship and won the club’s Player of the Year award in 2010/11.

The fullback spent time in Romania with Universitatea Craiova between 2006 and 2009 before returning home to Australia, where he has established himself as one of the A-League’s best full backs.

Rose joins the new signings ahead of the 2016/17 season which includes Tim Cahill, Manny Muscat, Bruce Kamau, Daniel Arzani, Ruon Tongyik, Luke Brattan and Fernando Brandan.

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