White Eagles coach Brian ?Bomber? Brown knew that he needed a couple of new faces in reshaping the squad after its dismal start to the TeleChoice Premier League and thus far his new recruits have paid dividends in their plight to play finals football after a short lay-off in NSW?s top tier competition.
Former Australian youth international Jay Lucas was brought to the club from Illawarra Premier League outfit Albion Park White Eagles and his introduction has been tremendous having scored a couple of handy goals in assisting with Bonnyrigg?s fight for a finals series finish.
Joining Lucas in the team half-way through the season has been former Falkirk defender Graeme Forbes (21) and former Gretna left midfielder Ryan Baldacchino (28). The pair have been playing football in Scotland but decided to come home in the hope of winning an A-League contract.
A touch of Samba flair has been added to the White Eagles roster also as 25-year-old Brazilian striker Carlos Guimaraes agreed to terms with the club.
The final two players that the White Eagles recruited hailed from Serbia as midfielder Vukasin Ristic (29) and striker Dejan Zivkovic (29) both made their debuts in the club?s 1-0 victory over Penrith Nepean United in their round 15 clash at Cook Park.
The club has since released former club captain David Petrovic, midfielder Drazen Janjic, strikers Eric Nyamekye, Frederick Graham, midfielder Nathan Rivera and attacker Antonio Faria.
-By Mark Stavroulakis