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Chennai City FC signs up Aussie goalkeeper

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

team City Football Club has signed up Australian on a long-term contract.

"We are thrilled to announce Jerrad Tyson, the Aussie has signed a long-term contract with City Football Club for the upcoming ILeague Season. @ILeagueOfficial," it said in a tweet.

The 28-year old shot-stopper was with Australian team Western Sydney Wanderers before being by released by it in April this year.

The team owner said Tyson's experience would benefit the squad.

"His experience should help us. Last season we had problems at the back but looking to rectify it this season with him coming on board," Ramesh added.

Meanwhile, CCFC head Nawas said has good experience in and believed he would bring about "a winning mentality" to the team.

"has very good experience in and has turned out in the as well. His strong character is essential for us both on and off the pitch. I believe he will bring about a strong winning mentality to the team," the told

The Singapore-based said the team was happy with the players that had been picked adding he was looking forward to the start of training in mid-July.

"Players-wise, we are happy with what we have picked up and awaiting one more European signing, which is currently work in progress, Akbar, who took over from V Soundararajan, said.

City FC had narrowly avoided relegation in the 2017-'18 season.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 16:05 IST