Western Sydney have handed new one-year deals to fringe duo Labinot Haliti and Jason Trifiro, having released four out-of-contract players on Tuesday
|By JOHN GRECO
Western Sydney Wanderers pair Labinot Haliti and Jason Trifiro have signed new deals with the club.
The pair have both agreed to remain with the A-League Premiers' Plate winners for another season as well as the club's inaugural AFC Champions League campaign.
"I'm very happy to be staying and playing for the best fans in the country," Haliti said on Wednesday.
"This year has been an exciting one and I'm grateful to the coaching staff who have believed in me and under them I can only improve.
"I'm really looking forward to the year ahead."
Haliti may have only started eight matches for the Wanderers in the club's debut season but he still played a crucial role in the team's success.
He scored five goals in 19 appearances, including the crucial winner in the 1-0 win over the Central Coast which took the side to the top of the table for the first time.
Trifiro managed 15 appearances in his debut A-League season, most of those as a substitute.
"I'm very happy to be staying with the Wanderers, the club that gave me the opportunity to sign my first professional deal," the midfielder said.
"I'm looking forward to the season ahead."
The re-signings come after the Wanderers elected to release Dino Kresinger, Joey Gibbs, Tarek Elrich and Rocky Visconte after the expiration of their contracts.