Sydney FC will commence trialling 27-year-old Finnish striker Juho Makela this Friday.

17 Nov 2010 - 6:36 PM  UPDATED 9 Nov 2012 - 4:42 AM

Makela comes to Sydney after a successful season with HJK Helsinki in the Finnish Veikkausliiga, and will make his first appearance at Sky Blues training on Friday morning at Parramatta Stadium.

Makela was, for the second time, the Finnish League’s top goal scorer with 16 goals in 18 games for the 2010 season. He was previously the league’s top scorer in 2005.

Makela has also had stints with Scottish side Hearts and with Swiss club FC Thun and represented the Finnish national team in 2004.