Kresinger and Poljak Join the Wanderers

The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers FC today confirmed the signing of their first two foreign imports, with Croatians Dino Kresinger and Mateo Poljak agreeing to terms with the club.

The NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers FC today confirmed the signing of their first two foreign imports, with Croatians Dino Kresinger and Mateo Poljak agreeing to terms with the club.

Kresinger arrived in the country on Friday and will have his first training session with the Wanderers today at Blacktown International Sportspark.

The 30-year-old will add to an already strong forward line and also add a large amount of experience to the Wanderers squad.

Before his arrival in Australia, Kresinger has spent his entire playing career in Croatia, playing 11 seasons in the Croatian league across five clubs.

Poljak arrived in Australia just yesterday and will also have his first session with the Wanderers today.

The 22-year-old has represented the Croatian Under 19 side and spent five seasons at the Lokomotiva Zagreb side in the Croatian league.

Coach Tony Popovic is happy to have the Croatians as part of the Wanderers squad.

“It-s great to have the guys here, they are two guys that we have monitored for a while,” Popovic said.

“Dino is someone that is the ultimate professional, he-s been in the game for a long time and wants to do well in Australia,” he added. “Mateo is very technical and he has high aspirations to perform well in Australia, he sees this as a great challenge for him to have and be out of his comfort zone is something that he is looking forward to.”

Dino Kresinger Born: 20-Mar-82, Cakovec, Croatia Main position: Forward Height: 184cm / Weight: 84kg Senior career: 2001-2004 Varteks Varazdin (Croatia), 2004-2007 Medimurje (Croatia), 2007 Cibalia Vinkovci (Croatia), 2007-2009 Slaven Belupo (Croatia), 2009-2012 Cibalia Varazdin (Croatia). Representative honours: Croatian Under-20, Under-17.

Mateo Poljak Born: 10-Sep-89, Zagreb, Croatia Main position: Midfield Height: 182cm / Weight: 77kg Junior/youth clubs: Dinamo Zagreb Senior career: 2008-2012 Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia) on loan from Dinamo Zagreb. Representative honours: Croatian Under-19.