Perth Glory have signed former Millwall and Bolton Wanderers defender Mark Beevers on a two-year A-League Males deal.
The 32-year-old Englishman arrives having spent the previous three years with Peterborough United, throughout which era he was named within the League One workforce of the season and captained the workforce as they gained promotion to the Championship.
Previous to his stint with Peterborough, the previous England Underneath-19 worldwide performed 140 occasions for Sheffield Wednesday and likewise notched greater than 100 appearances for each Millwall and Bolton Wanderers.
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The 193cm defender is worked up to play membership soccer abroad for the primary time in his profession.
“It’s an idea I’ve been exploring for a while now,” Beevers mentioned,
“It’s something that I really want to do and I’m really excited about it.
“It is a model new problem and utterly totally different to what I have been used to during the last 15 years within the UK.
“It kind of all fell into place with Andy Keogh retiring and becoming head of recruitment at the club, so I had a direct point of contact with Andy.
“I’ve checked out some clips and I do know a number of people who find themselves taking part in on the market (in Australia) like Adam Le Fondre, Craig Noone, Jay O’Shea, David Ball and Zach Clough, they usually’re actually having fun with it.”
New Glory coach Ruben Zadkovich said Beevers would bring a wealth of experience and quality to the defensive unit.
“He has a really commanding presence, is a pure chief and may be very robust within the contest,” Zadkovich mentioned.
“He has captained golf equipment at Championship degree and performed pivotal roles in profitable groups.”
The signing of Beevers comes less than two weeks after Glory lured fringe Socceroos midfielder Mustafa Amini to the club.
But captain Brandon O’Neill has left Glory due to family reasons, despite having another two years to run on his contract.
Glory determined in opposition to re-signing former Liverpool star Daniel Sturridge following his injury-plagued debut season within the A-League.