Williams to Sydney FC

Sydney FC are confident they have covered the loss of striker Alex Brosque by signing exciting North Queensland forward David Williams on loan for the Asian Champions League.

Sydney FC are confident they have covered the loss of striker Alex Brosque by signing exciting North Queensland forward David Williams on loan for the Asian Champions League.

Williams will link with the Sky Blues for at least six months, helping the club through the group stages of their ACL campaign, which begins next month.

The club views the 23-year-old as the ideal replacement for Japan-bound Brosque.

"We are extremely happy David will be joining us for our AFC Champions League campaign," Sydney FC vice-chairman Scott Barlow said on Thursday.

"He is a fantastic player and shows immense passion on the pitch and that is a key attribute we look for when bringing players to our club."

"He will add significant potency to our attack and we know Asian football is very fast paced and this style of play will suit David."

Williams, who remains committed to the Fury long-term despite the club's uncertain future, is delighted with the temporary switch.

"With such a long break between A-League seasons, this six month contract with Sydney FC will not only enable me to keep playing football during the winter months but participate in the prestigious AFC Champions League," he said.

"All footballers playing in the A-League aspire to play in the AFC Champions League and I'd like to thank both (Fury's CEO) Rabieh Krayem and (Head of Football Operations) Robbie Middleby for being so supportive in making this deal possible."

"Although I'll be wearing the sky blue of Sydney, I'll definitely be representing two teams in Asia."

Middleby said of the loan deal: "This six month contract with Sydney is a great move for David and also the Fury."

"Not only does he get to compete in one of the most prestigious Cup tournaments in the world but when David returns to North Queensland, he will fit and ready for our new season."

Williams was one of the rare bright spots in an otherwise dismal year for the Hyundai A-League wooden spooners, scoring five goals.