Socceroo’s exit headlines trio of Western United departures

Western United have announced the exits of three players at the conclusion of their Isuzu UTE A-League, including 21-time Socceroos forward Nikita Rukavytsya.

Nikita Rukavytsya, Jacob Tratt and Connor O’Toole have departed the club following the expiration of their contracts with Western.

A two-time Golden Boot winner in Israel, former Perth Glory and Western Sydney Wanderers star Rukavytsya returned to Australia a month before the season started and scored twice in 15 appearances.

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Experienced defender Tratt played 24 matches for Western after arriving at the start of 2022-23, while O’Toole – a deadline day signing in February last year, scored once in nine appearances.

“I would like to thank Jacob, Connor and Nikita for the contributions they each made to our team and to our football club,” said Western’s general manager of football Mal Impiombato.

“We hope that each player departs the Club with fond memories and we wish them all every success in their next steps.”

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