Sydney FC foundation player and club captain Terry McFlynn will remain in sky blue for another season after the midfielder was today re-signed by the club, along with goalkeeper Ivan Necevski and young star Peter Triantis.
McFlynn, who has played a record 166 matches for Sydney, was granted a one-year extension as coach Frank Farina looks to build his squad for the 2013/14 season.
The Northern Irishman has made 17 first-team appearances for the club this season, starting in 13 of them, but Sydney’s poor form and McFlynn’s undisciplined performances have brought his position in the team under question.
McFlynn will turn 32 at the end of the month and has been on the end of criticism for his role in what is perceived to be a pedestrian midfield, with fans voicing their displeasure and even openly booing the two-time A-League championship winner.
Young midfielder Peter Triantis has been rewarded for his strong performances during his 10 A-League appearances this season with promotion to the senior squad, earning himself a two-year contract.
The signing of the 21-year-old Triantis is further evidence of Farina’s desire to bolster the Sydney FC list with a group a talented youngsters to complement the likes of Del Piero, Emerton and Griffiths.
Former Newcastle Jets shot-stopper Ivan Necevski also signed a one-year contract extension, giving the Sydney local the opportunity to build on his 45-game A-League career.
The re-signing of the trio brings Sydney FC’s 2013/14 playing roster to 16, with Farina looking to fill the remaining seven positions over the off-season.
The news should bring a timely boost for the eighth-placed Sky Blues, who head into their match at home to NSW rivals Central Coast this weekend needing a win to stay in touch with the top six.