Melbourne City snap up Scott Jamieson

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Melbourne City have signed former Western Sydney defender Scott Jamieson on a four-year deal.

Former Socceroos defender Scott Jamieson has joined Melbourne City in his return to the A-League after a year-long stint in Europe.

The 28-year-old left Australia for Swedish giants IFK Gothenburg after playing for Western Sydney in the grand-final loss to Adelaide United last year.

He joins last year's FFA Cup winners City on a four-year deal.

Left-footer Jamieson, who has four Australian caps, made 13 appearances in Sweden's top-flight Allsvenskan.

New City coach Warren Joyce said Jamieson's A-League experience with the Wanderers, Perth Glory, Sydney FC and Adelaide was a drawcard.

"We've identified the need for a left-sided player who can fit our system and Scott not only possesses the right experience in this league, but also a strong determination and attitude that will complement the character of our squad," Joyce said.

Jamieson joins goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic as City's key signings for the off-season, while Paulo Retre, Thomas Sorensen and Corey Gameiro are among those to depart.

Source: AAP