The 27-year-old will remain with the club until the end of the 2016/17 season.
Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder Mark Bridge has penned a three-year contract extension at the Parramatta Stadium, it’s been announced.
The club’s inaugural Player of the Year award recipient in his debut season has signed on until the end of the 2016/17 campaign after becoming an integral figure for head coach Tony Popovic following his arrival from Sydney FC in last year.
Bridge registered 11 goals and made five assists in Wanderers’ fairytale first year at A-League level and was originally on a two-season deal, but jumped at the chance to put a lock on his long-term future.
“Moving home to Western Sydney and playing for the Wanderers was one of the best decisions of my life,” he told Football Australia.
“This is a special club. From the coaching staff and the environment we work and train in to our incredible fans, being a Wanderer has made me a better player and a happier person.”
The 27-year-old attacker was one of Wanderers’ first ever purchases as a fully-fledged member of Australia’s elite division and Popovic feels he has come on leaps and bounds in the 12 months since.
“Mark has improved immeasurably in his first year at the Club,” added Popovic.
“He is already showing in pre-season training his appetite to continue developing and improving as a player. He’s a player we want to keep at the Club for a long time.”