Poljak Pledges Future With Wanderers

In more positive news for the NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers, midfield import Mateo Poljak has today signed on with the Club until the end of the 2015/16 season..

In more positive news for the NRMA Insurance Western Sydney Wanderers, midfield import Mateo Poljak has today signed on with the Club until the end of the 2015/16 season.

Following the recent announcements of Mark Bridge and Kwabena Appiah committing to the Club for the next four and two season-s respectively, Poljak has added his name to the list of players set to remain in Western Sydney, signing on for an additional two seasons on top of his existing contract.

A consistent figure in the Wanderers debut season, Poljak notched up 25 appearances in midfield for the Red and Black including one goal against Adelaide United in Round 19 of the Hyundai A-League 2012/13 season.

“I am very happy to be in this club and its environment, obviously I am enjoying it very much which is the reason why I am staying here,” said Poljak.

“I was a bit sceptical when I came to the club as everything was new, but the huge success we had last season made me love this club and the fans and I-m really excited for the seasons ahead.

“This season I know we all want to go one step further- we still have an unfinished job to do in the Grand Final and hopefully we can achieve that and ACL (AFC Champions League) is coming so that will be a huge experience for us.

“The fans are something completely different to anything I have experienced in my life and I hope I can pay back the joy that I experience from them each game.”

Wanderers Head Coach Tony Popovic was delighted to re-sign Poljak and believes the 23-year-old central midfield lynchpin still has not reached his potential, something fans should be anticipating this season.

“I am delighted that Mateo has decided to extend his contract with us for an additional two years,” said Popovic.

“Mateo only turns 24 next week, so in his position he is still learning and developing as a player and as a man.

“What we know about Mateo is that he has the hunger to continue learning and developing and a desire to achieve. Last season was his first in a foreign country, he needed time to settle and time to grow. I think we all saw that the more he settled, the more his performances improved.

“We have seen him grow not only as a player, but as an individual and I know that he still has a great deal of improvement in him.”