Defender pulled on a Squirrels shirt for the first time.
Lucas Neill’s much anticipated debut for Omiya Ardija ended in a disappointing defeat to J-League foes Kashiwa Reysol on Saturday.
The veteran Socceroos skipper, wearing the no. 22 shirt, turned out for this new club for the first time in the 3-2 loss at the hands of Reysol and stated his eagerness to secure a first win in an orange jersey.
Great to make my debut for Omiya last night and almost an equalising goal!! Kawasaki Frontale wednesday, need a win pic.twitter.com/gEl20l0647
— Lucas Neill (@LucasNeill) August 25, 2013
In spite of the defeat for his new side it was almost a perfect night for Neill as he came close to snatching a rare goal on his Squirrels bow.
#ardija Lucas Neill’s header goes just over as Omiya push for an equaliser.
— Go! Go! Omiya Ardija (@GoGoOmiyaArdija) August 24, 2013