Australia Scott McDonald signs for Wanderers
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Former Socceroos forward Scott McDonald has joined his third A-League club in two seasons, signing for Western Sydney Wanderers until the end of the current campaign.
McDonald parted ways with Brisbane Roar last week after scoring nine goals in 23 games, 15 months on from his similarly hasty departure from Western United.
Carl Robinson's Wanderers could lose players - including striker Mitch Duke - to Socceroos or Olyroos duties later in the season and McDonald, who had a long career overseas with the likes of Celtic, Middlesbrough and Motherwell, adds goal scoring experience.
Victory win six days after coach dumped
Melbourne Victory have claimed a rare win in their first match since coach Grant Brebner was sacked, beating Western Sydney Wanderers 5-4.A Ben Folami brace and goals to Storm Roux, Dylan Ryan, and Jacob Butterfield guided Victory to the upset win at Marvel Stadium on Friday night, just six days after a 7-0 thrashing by Melbourne City led to Brebner's departure.
"I tried to come to this great club about four years ago while I was at Motherwell, but unfortunately that move (didn't happen) so I am happy that I've finally been able to make the move," McDonald said.
"We got here eventually, you don't expect to have three clubs in two years but this is a club I've wanted to come to for a long time.
"Coming to the Wanderers and being with a proven manager, I know what I am coming to, I know the expectations and I'm really excited for the opportunity ahead."
The eighth-placed Wanderers are in the midst of a six-game winless streak, losing their past two, to be two points adrift of the the top six.
"There are leadership qualities I can bring, to the players and to the group, to help the manager on the pitch and deliver what the manager wants," McDonald said.
"I want to lift the place, it always happens when you bring someone in, I think it is healthy and hopefully I can do the business."
Robinson expected the 37-year-old to deliver some much-needed on-field drive.
"I am delighted to welcome Scott to the Western Sydney Wanderers and he brings some fantastic leadership qualities to the club," Robinson said.
"Every game is huge for us now at the business end of the season and we need to do everything we can to change our current momentum."
Wanderers land Jets' Ugarkovic in A-League .
A-League finals chasers Western Sydney Wanderers have landed long-term target Steven Ugarkovic early, sending Jordan O'Doherty to Newcastle as part of the deal.Ugarkovic, who played under coach Carl Robinson at the Jets - had long been linked to the Wanderers and had previously agreed to a move for next season.