Brisbane Roar have added a back-up goalkeeper to their stocks, signing Vedran Janjetovic as an injury replacement.
The Roar will have a bit of inside knowledge on Sundayâ€™s opponents Sydney FC after signing the Sky Bluesâ€™ former youth goalkeeper Janjetovic on a short-term deal today.
The 22-year-old gloveman comes in to replace Liam Reddy on a three-week injury-cover contract while the Roarâ€™s number one recovers from a thigh injury suffered against the Gold Coast two rounds ago.
Although too old to help Sydney retain their National Youth League title this season, Janjetovic has been training full-time with the first team and was excited to get the call from Brisbane last week.
â€śI jumped at the opportunity and came straight up,â€ť the Croatian-born shot-stopper said.
â€śI had a few training sessions with the guys last week and found everyone pretty friendly and easy to get along with so Iâ€™ve enjoyed it so far.â€ť
Janjetovic will provide some healthy competition for Griffin McMaster, who got his first start of the season in Reddyâ€™s absence against the Central Coast Mariners on Saturday.
McMaster will look to keep a tight grip on his place between the sticks against Sydney, but Janjetovic said he was ready to take whatever chance came his way.
â€śYou have to sit back and wait for your chance,â€ť he said.
â€śAnywhere you go you need to show yourself to the coaches and everywhere you go you start from square one.
â€śSo chances like this are good. You come in, prove yourself and if you get a shot you take it as best you can.
â€śIf I do get any game time Iâ€™ll approach it like any other game and concentrate on what I have to do.â€ť