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Alex Brosque re-signs with Sydney FC

AAP logoAAP 27/08/2016 By Adrian Warren

Sydney FC club captain Alex Brosque says he has unfinished business after committing to a new one-year deal with the A-League club.

The 32-year-old Socceroos forward has scored 40 goals in 144 games for the Sky Blues over two stints.

He will be saddling up for a seventh year for Sydney and his third in his second period with the club.

Brosque's 2015-16 campaign was cut short and limited to 13 games by a hamstring injury.

"I've got unfinished business from last season and I've been doing a lot of work in the off-season to get back to where I want to be," Brosque said.

"I'm raring to go this year and as hungry as ever to take out all three trophies.

"We've added a lot of quality players to the squad and I'm excited to see this squad fulfil the potential that is on offer."

Brosque made his comeback in a cameo appearance against Brisbane Roar in a pre-season game last weekend.

He will travel to Western Australia for Sydney's round of 16 FFA Cup tie against Perth Glory at Dorrien Gardens on Tuesday, though it's not certain how much of the game, if any, he will play.

Sydney coach Graham Arnold welcomed Brosque's decision to commit to the club for another season.

"Alex Brosque's importance to Sydney FC was evident through his absence last year," Arnold said.

"He is an exceptional player and a great leader.

"It's great to have him back at full fitness and firing on all cylinders this season.

"His addition means we have some real top quality players in the squad this season and I'm confident we will go very close in all three competitions."

Brosque is part of a forward group which also includes imports Bobo and Filip Holosko, fellow Socceroo Bernie Ibini, veteran Matt Simon and emerging youngster George Blackwood.

His signing swells Sydney's squad for the coming season to 19 players.

Among the recruits are Brazilian Bobo, experienced goalkeeper Danny Vukovic and a clutch of Socceroos in Ibini, defenders Alex Wilkinson and Michael Zullo and midfielder Joshua Brillante.

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