Western Melbourne: “We’ll respect FFA’s marquee criteria”

Western Melbourne
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 05: Tempers flare during the round 11 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and the Melbourne Victory at ANZ Stadium on January 5, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)

Western Melbourne says they will respect FFA’s marquee calls but will aim at bringing foreign talents who will help build the club.

Western Melbourne hopes to sign Scott Brown who is currently the Captain of Scottish side Celtic as their marquee but reports from Scottish Daily Record says the FFA has refused to allow Western Melbourne to dip into the governing body’s marquee fund to help sign the 33-year-old Bhoys captain.

The club has now come out to state they will respect they’ll respect any marquee fund decisions from FFA whether or not the Scott Brown deal pulls through.

“Whether or not a player qualifies for funding from FFA is up to FFA criteria, we respect whatever they deem fit,” Lou Sticca, one of the major players behind Western Melbourne, told FTBL.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 02: Scott Sinclair of Celtic is challenged by David Gray of Hibernian during the Scottish Cup quarter final match between Hibernian and Celtic at Easter Road on March 02, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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The team drew 0-0 against Aberdeen in today's Scottish Premiership fixture but keep the league's first position.

“Western Melbourne is about recruiting foreign players that we feel will be important to our club in our formative seasons.

“What this means is setting the right leadership from our foreigners to help the team be successful on the park, but importantly in dressing rooms and at training, to help build a real football culture.

“Strong and experienced players that will protect our younger players and give them the confidence to express themselves.”