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.
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.
“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."