Brisbane Roar is pleased to announce the signing of former English Premier League midfielder Jay O’Shea ahead of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season.
A former Irish U23 International, O’Shea arrives at the Roar from Bury FC where he enjoyed a stellar 2018/19 campaign, winning his side promotion to the EFL League One and himself a spot in the EFL League Two PFA Team of the Year.
The 30-year-old who scored 15-times during the campaign was also awarded EFL League Two Player of the Month for both November and January.
The opportunity to play in the Hyundai A-League under new Head Coach Robbie Fowler was one that O’Shea says was as an easy decision.
“It was exciting when I got the call from [Head Coach] Robbie Fowler, being a Premier League legend,” O’Shea said.
“I then spoke to a few of the Irish players who have played in the league, including [new teammate] Roy O’Donovan and they couldn’t rate it highly enough and said I would be crazy to not take the opportunity.”
“It made the decision really easy - a lot of people I have spoken to really recommend the [Hyundai] A-League. It’s a great competition and fantastic opportunity for myself.”
The midfielder, who has enjoyed stints with clubs such as Sheffield United, Birmingham City and Middlesbrough, is no stranger to silverware with EFL League One and EFL League Two titles to his belt.
O’Shea becomes Head Coach Robbie Fowler’s ninth signing ahead of the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season.
BRISBANE ROAR HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE 2019/20 SQUAD UPDATE
Goalkeepers: Jamie YOUNG
Defenders: Tom ALDRED, Daniel BOWLES, Macaulay GILLESPHEY, Jack HINGERT, Jake MCGING, Connor O'TOOLE, Aaron REARDON
Midfielders: Brad INMAN, Stefan MAUK, George MELLS, Aiden O'NEILL, Jay O’SHEA, Jacob PEPPER
Attackers: Aaron AMADI-HOLLOWAY, Roy O'DONOVAN, Dylan WENZEL-HALLS