Melbourne City FC has signed attacking midfielder, Kearyn Baccus, as a short-term injury replacement for Michael O’Halloran following a hamstring injury sustained by the Scottish midfielder.
South African born, Baccus joins City following a four-year, 74-match period with Western Sydney Wanderers.
“Michael O’Halloran has been training well so losing him to injury is unfortunate, but we’ve secured a quality replacement in Kearyn Baccus,” said City Head Coach, Warren Joyce.
“Kearyn will add quality and brings a wealth of experience to the squad, helping maintain the current tough competition for places.”
Set to begin training with the squad immediately, Baccus said he was looking forward to showing the Melburnians what he was capable of.
“I’m excited to have a fresh opportunity at Melbourne City and will be doing all I can to support the team over these next few months,” said Baccus.
“I’m here to work hard, develop my game and show the Melbourne City fans what I can do.”
City line up against Baccus’ former club on Friday night as the two A-League outfits head to Shepparton to play out their final pre-season friendly before the season kicks off against Melbourne Victory on 20 October at Marvel Stadium.
With only three weeks to go until City’s first home game of the season, fans are encouraged to sign up for their memberships early to ensure they receive their pack in time for the clash with Sydney FC at AAMI Park on 2 November.