CONFIRMED: Central Coast Mariners Lock-In Surprise Star

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The Mariners have kept hold of Matt Sim for another season.

Matt Sim has become the second player to re-sign with the Central Coast Mariners within a week, extending his stay with the A-League club for another season.

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Just days after midfielder Glen Trifiro committed to the Mariners for a further two seasons, the club confirmed the 26-year-old would remain at the club until at least the end of the 2016-16 season.

Mariners boss Phil Moss says there is plenty of improvement left in the former Manly United man.

“‘Simmy’ [Sim] has made the step up to the Hyundai A-League level very successfully since joining us earlier in the year,” Moss said in a club statement.

“He offers us great versatility and can play in many positions, and this of course gives us all important competition for places.”

“Matt certainly fits the culture of the club – he’s a hard worker and an honest guy

“Central Coast Mariners has long been a club of opportunity, and I want players and staff who are hungry to seize their chance, and keep striving to better themselves, the team, and the club.”

“While Matt’s already taken his opportunity with both hands we believe he has a lot of scope for improvement.

“Simmy’s preparedness to work hard is why we feel we can bring the best out of him over the next 18 months.”

Sim said he was delighted to re-sign with the Mariners.

“It’s an exciting time to be part of the Mariners,” Sim said. “We are always working hard and striving to play well, so I am happy to stick around at a club like Central Coast.”

“There have been a lot of changes at the club this year, and this includes players and staff.

“‘Mossy’ [Moss] has said that it’s a new cycle for the club, and it’s going to take time for the players to gel together.

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