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Australian Football: Brattan pens Sydney FC deal

Sydney FC have secured the future of midfielder Luke Brattan who has penned a new two-year deal with the club.

Brattan missed the 2021/22 A-League campaign through serious injury and is still on the road to recovery but the club have shown their faith in him by tying him to the new contract.

ACL setback

Brattan tore his ACL in an FFA Cup clash before the A-League season got underway but is battling his way back and has vowed to be ready for the new season.

Despite being 32, Brattan believes his best days are still ahead of him and he cannot wait to get back playing.

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"I'm excited to get back playing for Sydney FC and I feel my next two seasons can be the best of my career," Brattan said.

"I want to be part of that brilliant new Allianz Stadium and I can't wait to walk out in our new home for the very first time in October.

"I'm working extremely hard to get back to fitness and things are going well. It's a long road but I feel good, and I'm looking forward to being back on the pitch with the boys."

Corica delight

Meanwhile boss Steve Corica is delighted with the news and believes Brattan was sorely missed last season as they missed out on finals.

"I think there's no doubt we missed Luke last season as he's a key player for us and one of the best midfielders in the country," Corica said. "His work-rate, his passing, his never-say-die attitude and his leadership on and off the field are crucial components which have a positive impact for us. It's great news to have him back on board and firing on all cylinders once again."

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