Western Sydney Wanderers have announced that NSW National Premier League goalkeeper Tristan Prendergast has signed with the club until the end of the season.
The former Blacktown City shot-stopper is familiar with the Wanderers environment, having trained with the team in the week prior to the league’s suspension, sitting on the bench for the Red & Black in the Sydney Derby.
A custodian of the National Premier League competition, the 25-year-old has some Hyundai A-League experience under his belt, signing for the club’s cross-city rivals in 2019 for a pre-season tour.
Prendergast said he was taking the opportunity with both hands.
“I’m over the moon with excitement, it’s a rare opportunity with the circumstances that have gone on to come in so late into a season,” said Prendergast.
“We only have five games left and plus Finals hopefully after that, so I’m just looking forward to getting out on the field, playing some minutes and getting some clean sheets.
“Some people have told me I’m a bit unorthodox in some of the things I do, but if I keep the ball out of the back of the net, that’s my job at the end of the day so I’ll keep doing what I do.
“The boys have said all week that the goal for the team is to make Finals and that’s what we are going to do over the next five games. Personally, I just want to play as well as I can for the team to reach that goal and reach Finals football, hopefully getting some silverware at the end.”
Working alongside Prendergast will continue to be goalkeeper Nicholas Suman as well as Wanderers Academy young gun Oliver Kalac.
Swiss Goalkeeper Daniel Lopar recently returned to Switzerland and will not complete the remainder of the season with the club due to personal reasons. But will return for next season.
Meanwhile, injured Vedran Janjetovic continues to work through his rehab with no set return date.