Socceroos goalkeeper Lawrence Thomas has returned to Australia, inking a three-year deal with the Western Sydney Wanderers.
Prior to his stint with Danish SuperLiga with SønderjykE, Thomas spent nine years at the Melbourne Victory where he won two A-League Men Championships and won one Australia Cup in 2015.
Thomas, a Western Sydney boy played for Marconi Stallions, Blacktown City and more prior to making his move to the senior ranks of professional football.
Head Coach Mark Rudan spoke of his excitement in landing Thomas.
“Lawrence is a very experienced goalkeeper and comes back to the domestic league after honing his craft overseas for the last two years,” said Rudan.
“Having started his football career in Western Sydney, it is a very exciting moment for him to come back to where it all started.
“We know Lawrence’s never say die attitude and his winning mentality is something that we are trying to build upon.”
Thomas also expressed his gratefulness to return to his hometown.
Being a Toongabbie boy, the area has a very special place in my heart,” said Thomas.
“To be returning home to play fills me with great excitement and pride.
“For me, Western Sydney has an abundance of talented footballers and I believe the club has the responsibility to excite, motivate and inspire.
“The only way to do that is to give the area the best team in the country to watch every week.”