Fourth international touches down in Brisbane


Brisbane Roar has bolstered its defensive stocks with the addition of young English centre back Macaulay Gillesphey.

The 23-year-old joins the Roar from League One outfit Carlisle United and will link up with his new teammates at the Club’s City of Logan Training Facility for pre-season preparations which commence next week.

Gillesphey made 93 appearances for Carlisle United across three seasons after spending several years at current Premier League outfit Newcastle United as a youngster.

The opportunity to join Brisbane Roar under new Head Coach Robbie Fowler was an opportunity the creative defender leapt at.

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“I fancied doing something different and when the opportunity came about, it was definitely one I was interested in,” Gillesphey said.

“The facilities here [at the Club’s City of Logan Training Facility] look top-notch and I’m really looking forward to it.”

The towering defender, who has signed a long-term deal with the Club, is quite familiar with the Hyundai A-League and the history of his new Club.

“I have seen quite a bit of the [Hyundai] A-League and I’ve done my research on the Club as well,” Gillesphey continued.

“I’ll be doing everything I can to help add some more silverware.”

Gillesphey is the fourth addition to Head Coach Robbie Fowler’s side ahead of pre-season preparations with Irish talisman Roy O’Donovan locked in alongside defender Tom Aldred & Welshman Aaron Amadi-Holloway.