Pepper spices up Roar midfield

Brisbane Roar FC have signed experienced midfielder Jacob Pepper for the 2016/17 Hyundai A-League season.

After completing his medical on Saturday, the versatile and hard-working midfielder will link up with the rest of the Roar squad for the start of pre-season training on Monday.

“I'm always looking to improve as a footballer," Pepper said.

"I believe working with Head Coach John Aloisi and the very talented Roar squad will definitely take my game to the next level."

Football Director Craig Moore said Pepper's hard-working attitude and ability to play across midfield or in defence makes him an excellent addition to the Roar squad.

"Jacob is an experienced A-League footballer who we believe will definitely improve our team," Moore said.

"It is great to be able to bring in a new signing for the start of our pre-season.

"His work ethic and eagerness to improve is something that really excites us."

Born in Newcastle, the former Australian Under-23 representative made his A-League debut  in 2010. Throughout the past six seasons Pepper has played 85 games, scoring two goals.

The A-League squad will be looking to hit the ground running next week as they prepare for their Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32 tie against Perth Glory at Ballymore Stadium on August 10.