Former Bossley Park High School student Liam Rose is getting a second chance in the A-League after signing with A-League newcomers Macarthur FC.
The 23-year-old, who played four seasons with the Central Coast Mariners, joins the Bulls after impressing during pre-season training which included scoring a goal in the club's debut match at the weekend.
Rose and fellow Bulls recruit Michael Ruhs were part of the NSW National Premier League champions, Sydney United 58 setup for 2020.
"The opportunity to be part of an inaugural A-League club is something very special," said Rose, who had a short stint with Ararat-Armenia in the Armenian Premier League after finishing with the Mariners in 2018.
"I would like to thank Ante [Macarthur FC coach Ante Milicic] for believing in me. It is great to be back in the A-League environment. We have a great bunch of boys and I am excited to be playing at Campbelltown Stadium in front of family and friends."
Ruhs, who recently took part in a training camp with Gary van Egmond's Young Socceroos, is currently sitting his HSC at Thomas Hassall Anglican College
The 18-year-old was part of the Australian Joey's undr-17s World Cup Squad in Brazil 2019 and underlined his talent by scoring the match winning goal for the Reds in their first win of the rebooted NPL season in August.
"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity Ante has provided me in joining Macarthur FC," Ruhs said.
"To be in this position, training and learning from Ante and the other experienced players is something I won't be taking for granted."
Milicic said the pair have shown "great potential" in their careers to date.
"While Liam is no stranger to A-League football, providing him opportunities with some of the senior members of the squad will be very beneficial for his development," Milicic said.
"For Michael, being around the first team week in week out, will be very beneficial for his growth as a player and person.
"Both men have been working hard in the NPL this season, and they have earned their opportunity."