McBreen extends contract with Mariners
The Central Coast Mariners have re-signed striker Daniel McBreen for a further A-League season.
McBreen, who joined the Mariners from Perth Glory in 2010, was an integral part of the club's Premiership-winning campaign this season and, despite recently turning 35, expressed his desire to keep playing at the highest level.
"If you look after yourself you can play quite late into your thirties," McBreen said.
"I love the game and I want to keep playing for as long as I can at the highest standard I can.
"I had a couple of injuries which held me back when I was around 30 and it has taken me the last 18 months to two years to realise my peak fitness again."
McBreen, who played two seasons with Newcastle United in the former National Soccer League, made his Australian comeback with North Queensland Fury in 2009 after seven years in Europe.
He said playing in the Asian Champions League (ACL) was an incentive to stay with the Mariners.
"As 'Arnie' (Head Coach Graham Arnold) keeps saying to us, the Champions League is international football.
"It's a great experience for the younger and older players alike and everyone wants to play in it."
The Mariners host Chinese outfit Tianjin Teda in their ACL Group G clash on Tuesday.