Official: Minniecon becomes lucky No.13 for Western Sydney Wanderers

The 23-year-old battled to live up to his potential at Gold Coast United, but gets another chance to deliver under Popovic at the Western Sydney Wanderers

Another piece has falled into place for the Western Sydney Wanderers, with inaugural coach Tony Popovic making Tahj Minniecon the 13th signing to his squad.

The former Queensland Roar and Gold Coast United forward had been on trial with the A-League's newest club, and has now secured a one-year deal to join the Wanderers for their debut campaign.

Minniecon, 23, will be hoping to return to the type of player that won Australia youth representation, before injury and a struggle for form struck.

After a breakout A-League season for the Roar in 2007-08, he joined Gold Coast as their youth marquee but failed to hit the heights his ability promised.

"I'm ecstatic, I'm glad I'm here and happy to keep working with the squad," Minniecon said via club statement.

"It's a lot of weight off my shoulders with Tony showing confidence in me.

"I'm definitely looking to work extremely hard to get myself fit and ready and get back to playing the football I know I’m capable of.

"It's a really professional club here, so it's good to have these surroundings and be part of this environment."

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