Huke signs short-term deal with Mariners

Former Dagenham & Redbridge midfielder Shane Huke has signed a short-term deal with the Central Coast Mariners.

The 23-year old has agreed to terms for the group stage of the Asian Champions League but relevant transfer documentation from abroad will need to be cleared.

Mariners executive chairman Lyall Gorman said Huke would be a great acquisition once the deal was complete.

"As soon as we became aware of Shane’s availability, we made moves to bring him to the Mariners and we’re delighted that he will potentially join us for this very exciting time in the history of our club," said Gorman.

"Given Mile Jedinak’s departure, there is a real chance for a member of our existing squad, in addition to the likes of Shane, to challenge for a starting place in midfield and make that position their own.

"Shane’s presence will further add to the competition that already exists for a place in our starting eleven and will also provide us with some great experience from some of Europe’s most competitive leagues, which will be a most valuable asset throughout what will be a challenging AFC Champions League campaign."

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