SK Brann sends Thwaite to Melbourne Victory

"It's very pleasing to be able to bring another Socceroo home, albeit for only a short time at this stage," Victory Football Operations Manager Gary Cole said.

"He's big, quick and will do a great job for us in defence.

"Michael's quickly becoming a regular Socceroo and he's a fantastic addition to our squad.

"We've now recruited four key players in Michael, Ney Fabiano, Billy Celeski and Tom Pondeljak, which has laid the foundations for a very exciting 2008/09 campaign."