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Dutch star heads to Perth

Dutch star heads to Perth

Former Ajax and Dutch International Victor Sikora who played six times for Holland jets into Perth as injury cover for Amaral.

Dave Mitchell will look over the attacking player and most likely be put into the Glory squad as early as Boxing Day game against Adelaide.

“We have been proactive in our efforts to find quality players and there was an opportunity to bring Victor over and we’re delighted that it has worked out for everyone involved,” Mitchell said.

“It is disappointing that Amaral is sidelined but we haven’t just sat on our hands, Victor is someone who will definitely bring something to our squad.”

Sikora had recently been playing for Major League Soccer club FC Dallas and jumped at the chance to head down under.

“It has proved to be an ideal solution, being able to bring him in for a short space of time with the view to next season. I’m sure he’ll be able to add an extra spark to what has been some excellent football by the lads in recent weeks,” said Mitchell.

“We’ve worked hard behind the scenes to make this happen and I’m delighted that he is able to get here so quickly.

“Victor is eager to get straight into action and with a home game on Boxing Day and a big crowd expected at Members Equity Stadium it could be a great opportunity to expose him to the A-League and the Perth Glory fans.”

“He is a very versatile player and can fill a few holes if needs be,” added Mitchell. “He’s played as a striker, in midfield and also out wide.

“Victor brings experience from the highest levels in Europe and I know Glory supporters will be very happy watching him play, he’s an exciting player.”

Previous clubs: 1994-1999: Go Ahead Eagles (Netherlands); 1999-2002 Vitesse Arnhem (Netherlands); 2002-2004 Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands); 2004/05 Heerenveen (Netherlands); 2005-2008 NAC Breda (Netherlands); 2008 FC Dallas (USA)

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Published on December 18, 2008

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