Goalkeeper Jerrad Tyson says he’s looking forward to being a part of the Wanderers family for another year after penning a one-year contract extension today.
The 27-year-old will don the Red & Black for a fourth season in 2017/18 and says he’s already focusing on getting to work and developing his game.
“It’s been a really big year for me and an important year for me to have come back to the Club this year,” he said.
“It’s been an intense season for me in terms of my development which is why I’m so excited to come back next season to see that progression in my game.
Tyson returned back to the Wanderers in season 2016/17 for his second stint with the Club, after spending time overseas in Hong Kong with Sun Pegasus and in Western Australia with Perth Glory.
He made seven appearances for the Red & Black during the 2016/17 campaign and has now made 22 Hyundai A-League appearances since first debuting in 2010 with Gold Coast United.
Tyson credits much of his maturation to current goalkeeper coach Zeljko Kalac, who Tyson says was one of the main reasons why he decided to come back to Sydney’s West.
“When I first came to the Club this season, I was excited to work with Zeljko Kalac who is one of the best goalkeeping coaches in the country.
“I’ve worked tirelessly with him this year and I can see improvements in my game, which has been great.
“The opportunity to spend another 12 months with him and take my game to another level was too good to turn down.”
Away from the field, Tyson is also well known for his engagement with Wanderers fans and the Western Sydney community and the keeper says he’s hoping to continue building these relationships.
“It’s a Club I feel very passionate about and there was never any hesitation.
“I think a lot of Clubs always talk about the fans and the players and everyone involved being a family but I have really experienced this at this Club.”