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Spaniards to boost Wanderers in A-League

  • Spaniards to boost Wanderers in A-League

An infusion of Spanish talent and a less punishing schedule have Western Sydney confident of bouncing back from their first poor A-league season.

Losing grand finalists in their first two seasons and Asian Champions League (ACL) title winners at their first attempt, the Wanderers crashed to ninth in the domestic competition last season and failed to get beyond the ACL group stage.

They had a big clearout at the end of the season and the influx of newcomers includes Socceroos Dario Vidosic and Mitch Nicholls, Italian striker Federico Piovaccari, Spanish midfielders Anderu and Dimas and their compatriot and defender Alberto.

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"We've got a lot of Spanish players this season ... everyone will see what the boys bring to our squad," Wanderers striker Brendon Santalab told AAP.

"They will help us in a big way this season."

The Wanderers play Perth in a FFA Cup quarter-final next week and open their A-League campaign on October 8 at home to Brisbane.

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