Fresh out of retirement, the Sutherland Sharks have registered long serving goalkeeper and club legend Nathan Denham for the remainder of the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s season while the Mt Druitt Town Rangers have acquired the services of former Western Sydney Wanderers attacker John Roberts.
Terry Palapanis has been dealt a major blow with keepers this season after ten rounds losing out on new recruit Anthony Bouzanis and club number two keeper Mitchell Evans through injury.
The club looked no further in enticing the 34-year-old to come out of retirement with the hope that his experience will encourage the Sharks in getting their season up and running and away from the dreaded wooden spoon.
Denham will have his first crack at NPL NSW Men’s football once more with a massive game for the club as they take on staunch rivals and one of the most in-form teams in the league, Rockdale City Suns this Saturday at Seymour Shaw.
Meanwhile at Popondetta Park, Aidan Desmond will have the services of big burly attacker John Roberts at his disposal this weekend when the club takes on the APIA Leichhardt Tigers.
The 18-year-old, who was recently released by the Wanderers, hails from Sierra Leone and began his career with the Rangers and spent time with the NSW Institute Program before making the move to the FFA Centre of Excellence – he also spent some time at Melbourne City’s youth setup.
Roberts also captained Australia at U16 level and was also part of the Young Socceroos squad that qualified for the 2018 AFC U19 Championship.