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Croatian duo join Western Sydney Wanderers
14:13 AEST Mon Aug 13 2012
Western Sydney Wanderers players during a training session.
Fledgling A-League club Western Sydney have signed Croatians Dino Kresinger and Mateo Poljak.

Fledgling A-League club Western Sydney have signed their first international recruits - two Croatians at opposite ends of their careers.

Striker Dino Kresinger, 30 and with 11 seasons in Croatia to his name, and 22-year-old midfielder Mateo Poljak have joined the Wanderers.

Poljak has represented Croatia's national under-19 side, and spent five seasons at Croatian club Lokomotiva Zagreb.

Kresinger, who arrived in Australia on Friday, and Poljak, who landed in Sydney on Sunday, trained with their new teammates for the first time on Monday at Blacktown.

"It's great to have the guys here, they are two guys that we have monitored for a while," Wanderers coach Tony Popovic said.

"Dino is someone that is the ultimate professional, he's been in the game for a long time and wants to do well in Australia.

"Mateo is very technical and he has high aspirations to perform well in Australia, he sees this as a great challenge for him to have and be out of his comfort zone is something that he is looking forward to."


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