On the eve of their final group stage match of their 2017 AFC Champions League campaign, the Western Sydney Wanderers have announced new deals for two players and the departure of a third.
Defender Brendan Hamill and goalkeeper Jerrad Tyson have been signed to new deals that will keep them at the club until the end of the 2018/19 and 2017/18 seasons respectively.
However foundation player Shannon Cole will say goodbye to the club following tomorrow night’s AFC Champions League match against Shanghai SIPG at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
Having been signed as one of the inaugural Wanderers players in 2012, Cole made his debut for the Red & Black in the club’s first ever competitive match against Central Coast Mariners.
The versatile Cole made 53 Hyundai A-League appearances for the Wanderers across five seasons, netting two goals.
Should he feature tomorrow against Shanghai SIPG, Cole will also leave having made 20 AFC Champions League appearances – the most of any player in Wanderers history.
Hamill on the other hand will enter what will be his fourth year as a Wanderer next season after signing on for another two years.
The 24-year-old defender arrived at the Club in 2014 after spells at Melbourne Heart and K-League side Seongnam FC and went on to play a key role in the Wanderers’ AFC Champions League conquest that same year.
Hamill said he was excited about securing his future with the Wanderers.
Foundation player Tyson is also set to pull on the Red & Black for a fourth season.
The 27-year-old joined the Wanderers in their inaugural season from Gold Coast United and enjoyed two seasons in Western Sydney before stints with Sun Pegasus in Hong Kong and Perth Glory.
♦ Tickets are available for $15 at the gate when the Wanderers take on Shanghai SIPG in the final group stage match of their 2017 AFC Champions League campaign tomorrow night at Campbelltown Stadium from 8pm.