Robbie Fowler has begun his rebuild of Brisbane Roar with the arrival of ex-Newcastle Jets striker Roy O’Donovan on a two-year deal.
O’Donovan, 33, joins the Roar after two A-League seasons with the Jets together with the 2018 grand closing defeat to Melbourne Victory.
That loss additionally featured a crimson card for O’Donovan for a excessive problem on Victory goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas which resulted in a 10-game suspension for the Irishman.
Previous to being on the Jets, O’Donovan spent two seasons with Central Coast and has scored 39 objectives in 80 A-League appearances.
O’Donovan is the Roar’s first signing since Liverpool nice Fowler took over as head coach, with the membership having launched 14 gamers for the reason that finish of their disappointing 2018-19 A-League marketing campaign.
“It’s an thrilling time to be becoming a member of the membership and the prospect to work with Premier League legend Robbie Fowler was a giant consider my choice,” the ex-Irish under-21 worldwide mentioned.
“I’m wanting ahead to difficult the highest groups subsequent season and assist to deliver again the success that Brisbane have had up to now.”
Fowler mentioned securing O’Donovan was a key a part of his plans with the membership missing a key striker following Adam Taggart’s transfer to South Korea in February.
“Getting a high quality striker with a confirmed observe report within the A-League was a key place for us to fill,” Fowler mentioned.
“I used to be impressed with what I’ve seen of Roy to date and genuinely really feel that there’s lots extra to return from him and stay up for his contribution as a purpose scorer and an skilled member of the squad.”
O’Donovan is anticipated to be the primary of as much as eight new signings introduced by the Roar this week with Australian trio Aiden O’Neill, Brad Inman and George Hills, Welsh striker Aaron Amadi-Holloway and English-born Scottish under-19 defender Tom Aldred all anticipated to be added to the squad.