James Meyer will wear the orange jersey for another two seasons after Brisbane Roar announced today the striker had penned a new deal with the club.
After a patient wait on the sidelines, Meyer made his Hyundai A-League debut in on 12 January against Central Coast Mariners at Bluetongue Stadium and wasted no time at all making an impact – the 24-year-old finding the back of the net within four minutes of taking the field.
His debut goal turned out to be decisive with Brisbane securing a 3-3 draw, earning him the title of “super sub”, and Meyer continued his rich vein of goal-scoring form in his next two games – netting both goals in the Australia Day win over Wellington Phoenix and scoring the winner against Melbourne Heart four days later.
Meyer was delighted about the opportunity and named his hard work in training as the key component to securing his new contract.
“I-m very excited about the coming seasons and I-m looking forward to continuing what I-ve started here,” he said.
“I-m sure scoring those goals would have helped but I-d like to think it-s the work I-ve done over the whole season, rather than a few games, that helped me get a new deal.”
The former Eastern Suburbs utility player-s season was cut short after injuring his toe ligaments against North Queensland Fury in Week 29 but Head Coach Ange Postecoglou confirmed that Meyer would warm up with the rest of the squad before Sunday-s Hyundai A-League Grand Final to give the striker a taste of the action.
“It-s very disappointing, even just to know you are not fit for selection,” Meyer said.
“I-m not the only one of the boys who will be missing out, there will be a few others and we-ll still be a part of the day.
“It-s a big day and we-ll enjoy it, no matter what role we play.”