Brisbane Roar sign Antonee Burke-Gilroy

Brisbane Roar have bolstered their defensive stocks with the addition of Antonee Burke-Gilroy, who signs on for the remainder of the 2023/24 Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s season.

The 26-year-old fullback returns to Brisbane after spending the past two campaigns with Perth Glory.

During his time in the West, Burke-Gilroy appeared 34 times, scoring once with a stunning long-range effort against Melbourne Victory.

The versatile defender made his A-League debut for the Roar, appearing twice after signing as an injury replacement at the back end of the 2020/21 season.

Prior to his previous spell in Brisbane Burke-Gilroy had stints overseas in Portugal with Academica and in the United States with Tacoma Defiance.

A product of the Newcastle Jets youth system, the fullback has developed a reputation for his speed, work rate and ability to get forward.

Burke-Gilroy, who will wear the number 21 jersey said he was delighted to be back in Brisbane.

“It’s very exciting to be back, it’s a great city and a great club with great staff and great players, everyone’s made me feel very welcome so I just can’t wait to get started,” Burke-Gilroy said.

“I want to enjoy my football again, it’s a good atmosphere here at the moment, there’s a lot of good things happening at this club going forward, from the top to the bottom and I’m just excited to be a part of it.”

Burke-Gilroy has already commenced training with the club and is available for selection for Sunday’s Round 4 clash against Central Coast Mariners at Industree Group Stadium.