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Australian Football: Roar land striker on loan

Brisbane Roar have snapped up Japan striker Ryo Wada from J1 League side Sagan Tosu for the remainder of the A-League campaign.

Roar are looking to finish in the top six of the A-League this season and are in desperate need of someone to score the goals to help take them there.

Exciting move

Wada has struggled to make an impact with Sagan Tosu and is hoping that some regular football with Roar can help get his career back on track.

The 26-year-old is keen to have an impact like fellow countryman Riku Danzaki who fired home nine goals in 26 appearances while also on loan with Brisbane last season.

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Wada will now spend the rest of the season on loan with Roar and cannot wait to get started.

"I am very excited," Wada said after news of the switch was announced. "I have heard the fans are really warm, really passionate. I think by joining the team I will become a better player."

Boost for Moon

Roar coach Warren Moon will be delighted to get Wada on board after recently saying he could do with getting a new signing on board.

Roar sit in 10th place on the A-League ladder after winning just two games out of nine and have managed to score just eight goals during that time.

Moon now hopes the arrival of Wada can go some way to rectifying that poor goalscoring record.

"He gives us another option in the final third," Moon said. "It is particularly pleasing for us as a club to continue expanding our presence in the Japanese and Asian markets as we know there are plenty of quality players in those regions."

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