The former defender sees light at the end of recruitment tunnel at the Parramatta Stadium.
Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic has revealed he happy with the squad at his disposal for the 2013/14 campaign.
Popovic has made a trio of astute signings this summer, adding strikers Tomi Juric and Brendon Santalab along with left-sided utility Dean Heffernan to the ranks at the Parramatta Stadium before the season gets underway in October.
The ex-Australia international indicated that his squad won’t exceed 21 names despite the fixture congestion an Asian Champions League programme brings and the heightened expectations on their shoulders after topping the A-League last term and finishing runners-up in the final series.
“We’re close to the end (of recruitment),” Popovic told Fox Sports. “Last year we went with 21 players, and though there’s the option of bringing one or two more in, we’ll only do that if we think they’ll add to the squad.
“At the moment, we’re happy with who we have, and it’s nice to have the squad together a lot earlier and be able to work on things much earlier.
“We brought in Dean Heffernan as well (as the two strikers), a very versatile player and a great professional.
“That ability to play in a number of positions adds depth and competition to the squad.”