Sydney re-sign Necevski ahead of busy schedule

Just months after farewelling the Sky Blues, Ivan Necevski has been re-signed by Graham Arnold as extra cover ahead of a hectic schedule. 

After seven seasons with the Sky Blues the 35-year-old has been lining up for Rockdale City Suns who are in FFA Cup action tomorrow night against A-League champions Melbourne Victory.

Necevski made what was to be his final bow for the harboursiders in May's high profile friendly against Tottenham.

But Arnold said a busy schedule of domestic and Asian football, plus the potential call-up of young goalkeeper Anthony Bouzanis, meant extra cover was required.

“We let Ivan go at the end of last season but having looked at our fixture schedule, the travel in our Asian Champions League campaign and potential international duty for Anthony Bouzanis who has been excellent in pre-season, we felt we needed an extra pair of hands between the sticks,” Arnold said.

“Ivan is the perfect choice as he knows the club well, he’s an extremely well liked and respected member of the dressing room and has been in great form for Rockdale City Suns in the FFA Cup and New South Wales Premier League.

“With such a long season ahead it’s fantastic to have three quality keepers on our books challenging each other for their spots.”

Sydney have re-signed Necevski  to a one-year deal.

“I’m very happy to be returning to this great club and to be back among my second family,” Necevski said.

“I’m looking forward to continuing my relationship with the players, the coaching staff and those wonderful supporters.

“I’ve always hoped that I would return to Sydney FC and have worked hard over the off-season.

“I’ve felt really good playing for Rockdale this year and I’m looking forward to working under John Crawley and learning and improving with him.”

Necevski will link up with the Sydney first team squad once his FFA Cup commitments with Rockdale are complete.