Western line up Inman to replace contract renegade Burgess

Bradden Inman could be set for a return to the A-League with Western United Source: Getty Images

Brad Inman’s one-season Indian Super League adventure is over, with the attacking midfielder set to join Western United as a direct replacement for contract rebel Max Burgess.

Inman, 29, joined this year’s ISL finalists ATK Mohun Bagan last October on a season-long deal, after signing for Brisbane Roar the previous year.

Unable to crack a regular starting spot, the former Newcastle United man was loaned out to bottom club Odisha mid-season.

He made six appearances for Odisha and seven for ATK - home to former Melbourne City and Wellington striker David Williams - scoring a single goal.

It’s understood Inman has agreed to terms to play out the remainder of the season with Western, lagging ninth on the ladder after last night’s 2-0 loss to Sydney FC.

He will fill the void left by Burgess, who has decamped back to his native Sydney after refusing to train or play for the club, despite briefly returning to Melbourne after a previous standoff with Western officials appeared to have been resolved.

Burgess remains under contract until the end of the season when he is then expected to return to Sydney FC.

Inman’s last game for Odisha was a 6-5 victory over former Brisbane coach Robbie Fowler’s East Bengal at the end of February.

It’s believed he’s already back in Australia undergoing mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Inman made 25 appearances, scoring four goals under Fowler’s brief Roar reign.

Western United were approached for comment.