Starlet promoted to Victory first team

Teenage sensation Stefan Nigro has been promoted to the Melbourne Victory first team squad.

The starlet made three appearances for Victory this season and coach Kevin Muscat was pleased with his development.

"For a young player making his way in the game, Stefan didn't look out of place in the senior squad when he was asked to step up this season," Muscat said.

"He is a player who is hungry to learn and works hard to get the best out of himself. It was great to see him hold his own at the elite level.

"We're excited about the further improvement Stefan will make at Victory and look forward to seeing him join the senior squad for the pre-season."

Nigro was naturally ecstatic for the opportunity to add to his A-League appearances and make a mark on the competition.

"I am very grateful for the opportunity to join the Melbourne Victory senior squad," Nigro said.

"It was a great experience to play in the A-League this season and get an understanding of what it takes to compete at that level.

"I'm determined to learn from my teammates, continue improving and work hard to make an impact in the A-League next season."