Spanish midfielder Riera, ex-Vancouver Whitecaps defender Boxall pen new Wellington Phoenix deals

Wellington Phoenix have signed midfielder Albert Riera and defender Michael Boxall to new contracts.

Wellington Phoenix have signed midfielder Albert Riera and defender Michael Boxall to new contracts.

30-year old Spaniard Riera and 25-year old New Zealand international Boxall have had their existing deals extended by a year.

“I was quite happy to come to the club as back up because I knew it would give me the chance to show what I was capable of and to fight for a starting spot,” Riera said.

Former Vancouver Whitecaps defender Boxall added: “My mind set has changed a lot from last season.

“I have put in more work and it is good to see it paying off and people paying attention to it.

“I had a conversation with Ernie about where the club is heading and where he sees me fitting in and I liked what he said.

“The change of coach seems to have done me a world of good.”

 
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