Signing news: Golec thrilled to join Hyundai A-League's 'most exciting team' after sealing Phoenix switch

Antony Golec believes he has joined the most exciting team in the Hyundai A-League after signing for Wellington Phoenix today.

Golec, 28, joined Mark Rudan's side from Central Coast Mariners until the end of the season.

The experienced defender and 2014 AFC Champions League winner with Western Sydney Wanderers has tallied 90 appearances in the Hyundai A-League.

"I have been watching Wellington Phoenix and believe it’s the most exciting team in the competition," he told the club's official website.

"Having spoken to Mark, I was impressed with the mental toughness and togetherness of the squad and I wanted to bring my Hyundai A-League experience into it.

"I believe in what Mark is doing here and I want be a big part of it and do my best to help this club be successful again.

"He (Rudan) has created a team of leaders and I believe we can definitely reach the finals this year.

"I am very excited to get started and can’t wait to make New Zealand my new home."

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Golec's signature follows the arrival of New Zealand international fullback Jason Gulley, who joined Phoenix yesterday from Team Wellington.

Rudan hailed Golec's move across the Tasman, highlighting the competition he and Gulley's signings will bring as Wellington continue their charge for the top six.

 "Antony has been very successful in his career, not many can boast winning the Asian Champions League," Rudan told the club's official website.

"His experience winning trophies at club level will be fundamental in our plans for progression towards the finished product.

"As I’ve said before, competition within my squad is extremely important and recruiting players like Antony will push the playing squad to guarantee our performance is kept at an optimum level."