South Melbourne sign former Hyundai A-League keeper

Victorian NPL powerhouse South Melbourne have pulled off a coup with the signing of former Western Sydney Wanderers goalkeeper Jerrad Tyson.

Tyson parted ways with Western Sydney last week with a club statement confirming the 28-year-old was leaving to pursue ‘another football opportunity’.

The ex-Perth Glory and Gold Coast United shot-stopper arrives in Melbourne as a replacement for Alastair Bray, who will miss the remainder of the season through injury.

South Melbourne coach Sasa Kolman said he was pleased to add someone of Tyson’s experience to the club’s playing roster.

“After losing Alastair at such an early stage of the season, it is great to be able to bring in an experienced goalkeeper such as Jerrad," Kolman told the club's official website.

"We think he will assist the club not just on the park, but through his professional and hard-working nature off the pitch.”

Tyson will slot straight into South Melbourne’s squad for Saturday’s clash with Hume City.