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A-League: Mariners move to second spot Video

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Sainsbury, Anderson re-sign with Mariners

Central Coast defenders Trent Sainsbury and Zac Anderson have recommitted to the A-League club in a boost to coach Phil Moss' fledgling tenure.

Off contract at the end of the season, Sainsbury has signed with the A-League champions until the end of the 2015/16 season and Anderson until the end of 2014/15.

Both were members of the Mariners' side in their 2-0 win over Western Sydney Wanderers in last season's grand final but Anderson didn't take the field.

The news is a boost to new coach Moss, who takes charge of the Mariners from J-League-bound Graham Arnold for the first time against Perth Glory on Saturday at nib Stadium.

"Trent and Zac have become very important players for us," Moss said in a statement.

"We're delighted they have committed to the club, because they are two players who show great leadership and understand what it takes to achieve at the A-League level and in the AFC Champions League.

"They are physically strong players with great attitudes and fit our culture perfectly."

Sainsbury said he was glad to have his future sorted.

"I have a burning desire to go overseas," Sainsbury said.

"But I don't want to go over there with nothing behind me - I want to arrive at a club and be very well respected for what I have achieved in Australia."

Anderson added: "I am over the moon to have signed an extension with the club.

"I've come down here (from Queensland) and I have really enjoyed my time. I love playing for the Mariners.

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