Corey Gameiro joins Central Coast Mariners after leaving Brisane Roar
Injury-plagued attacker Corey Gameiro has been thrown an A-League lifeline by the Central Coast Mariners.
The 25-year-old, released by Brisbane Roar last week, has signed on with the Mariners for next season.
It gives the one-time Fulham prospect another chance to get his promising career back on track, with his progress having been repeatedly hampered by fitness issues including three knee reconstructions.
"As an individual, I've been through adversity -- I think the club has gone through that as well in recent years," Gameiro said.
"It's time for the club to come out of that and it's something I really want to be a part of.
"I know a handful of the boys from when I was captain of the Australian under-23s, they know what sort of person I am and how hungry I am to succeed, so I will be there from day one of preseason to drive that as much as I can."
Roar coach John Aloisi signed Gameiro on a one-year contract for the 2017-18 season but the Port Kembla product was unable to score in 18 appearances -- all but two of them coming off the bench.
Brisbane subsequently cut him and have elected for state-league goal machine Dylan Wenzel-Halls as their preferred back-up for high-profile recruit Adam Taggart.
Gameiro joins former Wanderers defender Jack Clisby as Mulvey's first two signings as part of an overhaul of the squad that finished bottom of the A-League.
"We are working hard to add more attacking weapons to our front third this season and Corey is the first, of several new players, we will bring in to the strengthen that area of our game," coach Mike Mulvey said.