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Macarthur FC recruit trio of talented youngsters

The latest additions to the Macarthur FC squad are three young players.

They are Liverpool local Charles M’Mombwa, Yianni Nicolaou and Bowral’s Walter Scott.

The trio, who have been training with the side for the past month, secured a spot in the first team squad after impressing head coach Ante Milicic.

Growing up in Casula, 22-year-old attacking midfielder M’Mombwa, who graduated from the Central Coast Mariners Academy in 2018, made his A-League debut in 2019 against Wellington Phoenix.

Nicolaou, a 20-year-old, returns to home shores after time spent with English League 2 outfit, Salford City.

Bowral born 21-year-old Walter Scott joins the A-League newcomers following stints with Perth Glory U21 side and most recently Wellington Phoenix.

Young Bulls: Yianni Nicolaou, Walter Scott and Charles M’Mombwa.

Milicic said the trio had earned their opportunity.

“Over the past couple of months, I’ve been impressed in the way all three have applied themselves on and off the training pitch,’’ he said.

“I’ve worked with Walter Scott previously with the Young Socceroos at the 2018 AFC U19 Championship. It’s great to give another local lad an opportunity and to represent the area.

“Charles and Yianni have both shown their willingness to continually learn from some of the experienced players in our squad. They will all benefit greatly from being around the first team on a regular basis.”

Charles M’Mombwa said: “Growing up in the local area, it was a big deal to get the call to trial from Ante.

“I am very happy and humbled to be in the group to represent this region in our inaugural season.

“I am looking forward to season and repaying the faith to Ante and the club for the opportunity.

Yianni Nicolaou also thanked Ante Milicic for the opportunity to join the club.

“It is extremely special to be part of building a brand new club,’’ he said.

“It’s been a great experience so far and I’m keen to learn from the senior players in the team.’’

Walter Scott said it was a privilege to join and represent a club based close to where he grew up.

“To be able to play in front of family and friends is a great honour,” he said.

“Working with Ante again is a real opportunity to better myself not only as a footballer but as a person.

“The opportunity to work with the experienced players in the squad like Mark Milligan and Adam Federici, and linking back with former Glory team-mate Ivan Franjic pushes me to take the next step in my career.”

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