Mariners snap up Owens

The Central Coast Mariners have signed former Adelaide United midfielder Greg Owens.

The Central Coast Mariners have signed former Adelaide United midfielder Greg Owens.

Owens, who left Adelaide last month after agreeing a release from the club, will strengthen a squad already boosted by the captures of Sasho Petrovski and Mile Jedinak.

"We're obviously delighted to have landed a player of Greg Owens' ability," said Mariners Executive Chairman Lyall Gorman.

"In 2006/07, his performances were as good as any other attacking player in the Hyundai A-League, and I'm excited at the prospect of seeing him replicate his recent form in a yellow and navy shirt in 2007/08."

"As we've stated previously, we're leaving no stone unturned in giving ourselves the best possible chance for success in season three and Owens' signing is another significant step in this process."

"At this stage, several months out from the season, we're very contented with how well we are placed in terms of recruitment. While realising that there is still room for improvement, we are delighted to have already attracted the likes of Petrovski, Jedinak and Owens, players of the highest calibre, in addition to finally having a fully fit Nik Mrdja back on deck for next season."

Owens, 26, made 21 appearances for Adelaide United in the 2006/07 A-League season, scoring four times.
Source: SBS