Feyenoord wait on Wilkshire

Australian full-back Luke Wilkshire has until May 1 to decide whether he wants to extend his stay at Feyenoord beyond this season.

The 33-year-old Wollongong-born defender has triggered an option in his contract whereby he can choose to renew beyond this season.

It is understood, when Wilkshire signed a one-year deal with Feyenoord at the start of the season, a clause was included whereby if he played ‘x’ number of games, he had the option to renew.

Wilkshire has appeared 16 times for Feyenoord this term and has now achieved the undisclosed number of appearances.

The Australian has been a regular in Feyenoord’s starting XI when fit, although he has suffered a number of hamstring injuries in the 2014-15 campaign.

The veteran hasn’t played for Australia since the pre-World Cup friendly against South Africa in May 2014.

The former Middlesbrough, Bristol City, Twente and Dinamo Moscow man has never played in Australia’s top domestic league.