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Two time Socceroo defender is now a Bull

Another big defender has joined Macarthur FC ahead of their inaugural season.

James Meredith, a 6-foot-1 left-back, has spent the past 15 years plying his trade in England, after being scouted to Derby County as a 16-year-old.

The 32 year old amassed 223 career matches with League One outfit Bradford City, before stints with Championship side Millwall FC and York City, returning to Australian shores at the end of 2019 to play for Perth Glory.

Meredith has also represented the national team on two occasions under Ange Postecoglou against Kyrgyzstan and Bangladesh during Australia’s 2015 World Cup qualification campaign.

“I know [Mark Milligan] Millsy and Ivan Franjic quite well. Speaking with them about the club, I’m excited to be part of the inaugural squad. I’ve worked with Ante previously; he is a great coach,” Meredith said.

“It’s an exciting time for the area, and there is a lot of buzz from the fans keen to support the team. I’m looking forward to the new challenge.”

Macarthur FC head coach Ante Milicic said Meredith will bring further experience to the club.

“James is an experienced player having played in the Championship and League One in England for many years,’’ he said.

“He is someone who can assist some of the younger players in our squad and strengthen the depth in our defensive line.”

Macarthur FC open the 2020/21 A-League season against Western Sydney Wanderers at Bankwest Stadium on Sunday December 27.

A week later the Bulls will line up against the Central Coast Mariners in their first ever home game at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.

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