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At the end of last season, former Burnley goalkeeper Dan Nizic decided to end his association with Morecambe to return home to Australia and has this week won himself a deal with Western Sydney Wanderers.

1516 burnley dan nizic 630x420He joined the Clarets in 2012 having previously been on trial at Portsmouth, but due to contractual issues had to wait until the summer of 2013 before he could sign a contract. He was a member of the development squad over the next three years with his only competitive action coming in loan deals at Chorley and Crewe.

In July two years ago, there was a surprise when he came on as a substitute against us for Morecambe in a pre-season friendly. He’d been released and was on trial there. He subsequently won a two year deal as understudy to Barry Roche. At the time, his new manager Jim Bentley said: “Danijel is an extremely promising young keeper who will continue to improve. He will provide Barry Roche with good competition and I think he will be an excellent addition to the squad.”

Two years later, at the end of his deal with Morecambe, he made the decision to return to Australia, much to the disappointment of Bentley who said he’d been a pleasure to work with, that he was improving all the time and putting real pressure on Roche.

He said: “We would have liked to have kept Dan at Morecambe but he’s made his decision to move back home and I’m sure everyone at Morecambe would join me in wishing Dan the very best of luck for the future.”

His return home looks to be working out well, and yesterday came confirmation that he’d signed a two year deal with Western Sydney Wanderers who are members of the A-League. The move could also improve his international opportunities having received his first under-23 call up in December last year.

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