29 Jan 2019

Football: Gulley rises again with Phoenix

2:42 pm on 29 January 2019

The All Whites defender Justin Gulley is to rejoin the Wellington Phoenix.

The 26 year old played eight games for the side in the 2015/16 season under Ernie Merrick before transferring to Team Wellington.

"I feel I have plenty to prove, having played here before but I really want to give my all and move on to that next level that I know I'm capable of playing at," said Gulley.

"Having played in the FIFA Club World Cup, I know I have plenty to offer the coach and the team as I plan to return the faith shown in me," said Gulley.

Justin Gulley

Justin Gulley Photo: Photosport

Head Coach Mark Rudan has put faith in New Zealand players this season with Louis Fenton, Liberato Cacace, Alex Rufer, Sarpreet Singh all playing a major part in this campaign.

"Justin is a fantastic boy, on and off the pitch and his attitude falls in line with the hard-working ethos we have created here at Wellington Phoenix.

"He's hungry to test himself on this stage again and I'm really looking forward to seeing his progression within the squad.''

Gulley is in line to make his A-League return this Saturday against competition leader the Perth Glory.