Wanderers star extends contract

Western Sydney defender Shannon Cole has signed a one-year contract extension tying him to the club until the end of the 2016/17 Hyundai A-League season.

The versatile Cole has been a popular presence at the Wanderers since the formation of the club in 2012, appearing in two Hyundai A-League Grand Final squads and the AFC Champions League Final.

Cole has a total of 63 appearances and five goals for the Red & Black having represented Wanderers in the Hyundai A-League, AFC Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup.
The 31-year-old said he was delighted to re-sign for the club he had been a part of since their inception.

Shannon Cole

“I feel at home here; my family, my wife and daughter are all very happy here. We have an amazing club that is influencing our community and it’s great to be a part of that,” said Cole.

“The club has big ambitions and constantly want to grow and get better and I think it’s rare to find that in football.

“I believe now that this squad is the best Wanderers squad that I’ve seen and I feel privileged to be part of that but at the same time, not having played a game this season it’s been a lot of hard work on my behalf to show how badly I do want to be a part of this team.
“It’s all ahead of me now, an opportunity to show that all my hard work is going to come good and I can contribute to this amazing squad that we’ve got. It’s a show of good faith from the coaching staff and I’m very grateful for that.”