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 By AAP

Brett Holman signs new Brisbane Roar contract

Former Socceroos stalwart Brett Holman will play another A-League season with Brisbane but not as a marquee.

The 34-year-old's wages will be squeezed inside the salary cap for his third season at the Roar, freeing up a marquee spot as the club rebuild from a mixed campaign.

Speculation had surrounded Holman's future after an injury-interrupted 2017-18 featuring only 13 starts over 17 appearances.

He recovered to score four goals in eight games, as John Aloisi's side surged from eighth to finish...

 By AAP

Bert van Marwijk 'a great choice' for Australia - Brett Holman

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Brett Holman says his former club coach Bert van Marwijk is a "good fit" for the Socceroos and not necessarily the ultra-pragmatist some have typecast him as.

Holman, who has played for the Socceroos 63 times, was signed by Van Marwijk at Dutch club Feyenoord as a 17-year-old and said he was a "good fit" for the country.

Ange Postecoglou said this week the Dutchman was at the "other end of the scale" to his own attacking, high-energy style.

There's little doubt one of Van Marwijk's first priorities...

Brisbane Roar 'should have put Perth to bed' - Brett Holman

Brett Holman admits Brisbane should have put Perth to bed and strengthened their grip on the A-League's third slot.

Yet he's determined to make amends in the last round by defeating Wellington to supplant Melbourne City and earn another crack at Asian Champions League football.

A flat Roar outfit spurned a golden chance against the Glory on Saturday night, going down 3-1 in the west and allowing City to sneak ahead on goal difference.

It came as coach John Aloisi rested key players Thomas Broich,...

Brisbane Roar striker Brett Holman out for six weeks with knee injury

Brisbane Roar striker Brett Holman
Brisbane Roar striker Brett Holman will be out of action until next year.

Star Brisbane Roar attacker Brett Holman has been ruled out until the new year after undergoing surgery on his injured knee.

In a huge blow for the A-League title aspirants, the former Socceroo was sent for scans this week after complaining of discomfort in his knee, which revealed a small tear in his meniscus.

It means the 32-year-old, whose back-ended contract will result in him becoming a marquee player at the Roar next season, will be sidelined for at least the next six weeks -- a crucial stretch...

Brisbane Roar will count on Brett Holman's experience - Matt McKay

Brett Holman
Brett Holman will be the Brisbane Roar's key player for the 2016-17 A-League season.

Brisbane Roar captain Matt McKay believes the individual brilliance of star recruit Brett Holman can propel the team one step further than last year's agonising semifinal loss in the A-League.

Holman will make his highly anticipated debut in Brisbane colours on Friday when they host league heavyweights Melbourne Victory at Suncorp Stadium.

The former Socceroo made his Roar debut in a 45-minute stint during a trial two weeks ago, but it was enough for McKay to realise the impact Holman would make...

Brett Holman's move to Brisbane Roar based on 'gut feeling'

Brett Holman
Brett Holman enjoyed stints in the U.A.E. with Al Nasr and Emirates Club before moving on to the Roar.

A "gut feeling" convinced former Socceroo Brett Holman to overlook big-money European offers and sign with A-League team Brisbane Roar.

Holman has arrived in Brisbane after penning a two-year deal with the club, which will see him play under the salary cap this season but become a marquee player in 2017-18.

The experienced attacking utility could have moved back to the Netherlands, where he made his name, remained in the Middle East, where he has played for the past two years on a comfortable salary,...