Jurman wins Sydney FC return after Brisbane exit

Having fallen out of favour at Brisbane Roar, defender Matt Jurman has signed a contract at former club Sydney FC for the 2013-14 campaign
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Sydney FC have confirmed defender Matt Jurman will re-join the club from Brisbane Roar for the next A-League season.

Jurman was an integral part of Sydney FC's championship winning side in 2010, before moving to the Roar to win a second title under Ange Postecoglou in 2012.

But the 23-year-old, who fell out of favour under Mike Mulvey in Brisbane this campaign, will return to his home state after signing a one-year deal with Sydney FC for the 2013/2014 season.

"I'm really excited and looking forward to the season," Jurman said.

"I can't wait to get out there. It's really good to be able to come home and I know a lot of the boys still and like I said I'm really excited to get the season going.

"I'm really good mates with Vedran [Janjetovic], Seb [Ryall] and Rhyan [Grant] and a few of the boys as well so it's going to be good and I'm determined to have a big season as well.

"When I was here before I was basically a young kid trying to work my trade and since then I think I've grown up a lot and I've got a lot of experience playing with Brisbane and the Olyroos and I'm definitely a lot more experienced and I want to be playing as much as I can."

Sydney FC coach Frank Farina was pleased Jurman had agreed to join the club as he attempts to re-build with a host of new faces.

"Matt Jurman is a good left-sided defender and he's a good addition to our team," Farina said.

"We need to bolster the defence and Matt's arrival does that. He's a proven A-League player with something to prove, so I'm expecting him to step up and play an important part."

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