Topor-Stanley returns to A-League's Jets

Jun 14, 2017 - 1:17 AM Newcastle have brought former Socceroos defender Nikolai Topor-Stanley back to the A-League as part of new coach Ernie Merrick's rebuild.

The Jets have signed the 32-year-old Topor-Stanley, who won the A-League Premier's Plate with Western Sydney in 2013 and the Asian Champions League a year later, on a two-year deal.

The four-cap Australian international left the Wanderers last year to play in the United Arab Emirates with Hatta Club.

It'll be his second stint in Newcastle having played 81 games there in 2009-12 during an A-League career which also includes time at Sydney FC and Perth Glory.

"I have had a good history of playing football in this region and I know the passion that the people have for their team," Topor-Stanley, a centre back, said on Wednesday.

"That they haven't had that much success recently means it will be even sweeter when we do reach that.

"Hopefully I can add my experience of what I have learnt both here and abroad to help bring winning times."

Topor-Stanley's signing on Wednesday comes a day after the Jets confirmed the recruitment of ex-Brisbane star Dimitri Petratos.

Veteran goalkeeper Glen Moss (Wellington), forward Roy O'Donovan (Central Coast), Mario Shabow (Western Sydney), Kosta Petratos (Perth) and Joe Marston-medal winner Daniel Georgievski (Melbourne Victory) will also land in Newcastle ahead of next season.

Source: AAP






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