Perth Glory have today confirmed the signing of former Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder Mitch Nichols on a two-year deal.
Nichols played a key role for Perth Glory in season 2014/15 before departing towards the end of that season to resume his contract with J-League club Cerezo Osaka.
His form over the last two years has been pivotal in helping the Western Sydney Wanderers secure consecutive finals berths.
Despite recent indiscretions which will see him serve a four-game ban, the 27-year can serve his suspension in Glory's Westfield FFA Cup campaign.
LOWE DELIGHTED WITH NICHOLS CAPTURE
"This was an easy football decision. Mitch has the pedigree to be a game changer," Lowe said.
"Nichols has the personality, skills and football qualities to be an influential member of our team and assist the club achieve success."
"Mitch has matured as a player and that maturity has been highlighted by captaining his previous club and through his form over the last two years in the A-League which we are keen for him to replicate at our club."
NICHOLS TO LINK UP WITH FAMILIAR FACES
“I’m looking forward to settling back into life in the sunny state of Western Australia," Nichols said.
“I’m really excited about re-joining my friends in Andy Keogh, Rostyn Griffiths and Chris Harold and several new teammates such as Diego Castro, Adam Taggart with a new look Glory team as well as reuniting with former WSW teammate Scott Neville”
With pre-season training commencing on Tuesday next week, the squad in place at this present time include the following 18-players:
- Liam REDDY – Goalkeeper
- Nick FEELY – Goalkeeper
- Jacob POSCOLIERO – Defender
- Shane LOWRY – Defender
- Alex GRANT – Defender
- Marc WARREN – Defender
- Joseph MILLS – Defender
- Scott NEVILLE - Defender
- Chris HAROLD – Midfielder
- Rostyn GRIFFITHS – Midfielder
- Brandon WILSON - Midfielder
- Joel CHIANESE – Midfielder
- Mitch NICHOLS – Midfielder
- Diego CASTRO - Forward
- Joseph KNOWLES – Forward
- Andy KEOGH – Forward
- Adam TAGGART – Forward
- Jamal REINERS – Forward (long term injury)