Signing news: Rowles commits to Mariners

Kye Rowles has signed a two-year contract extension with Central Coast Mariners.

The promising defender, 20, will remain in Gosford until at least the end of the Hyundai A-League 2020/21 season after a signing the deal on Wednesday.

An Australian U23 international and 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup representative, Rowles has made 29 appearances for the Mariners after joining the club from Brisbane Roar in June 2017.

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Rowles told the club's official website that he was excited to continue his development under recently-appointed head coach Alen Stajcic.

"Life under Staj so far has been great; he knows the style he wants to play, the structures he wants to instil, so I am really looking forward to continuing to play under him," Rowles said.

"Staj is disciplined, very positive and in such a short space of time he has instilled so much confidence in the playing group.

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“Personally, I want to play as many games as I can and perform. As a team, if we’re all doing that we will be able to be very competitive over the next couple of seasons.

“Two years has felt like a lifetime and we are dying to turn things around and be competitive again. Especially for the fans, we need to repay their faith."

Stajcic said:“Kye will be a key player for us over the next two seasons and we look forward to seeing where he can take his game, wearing the Mariners’ badge."

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