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Brisbane Roar have announced teenage defender Holly McQueen as its third re-signing ahead of the new W-League season.
The 19-year-old Queenslander has spent recent seasons learning from the likes Clare Polkinghorne and was officially promoted into the squad late last term. She will now get the chance to push for a W-League debut as a fully-fledged member of Garrath McPherson’s side, having played for the new Head Coach while part of the QAS/NTC program.
“It’s great having that security with the contract sorted early,” McQueen said.
“My first goal is the debut and then to play well throughout the season. Hopefully I can secure a spot in the starting line-up.
“Knowing some of the girls as well, and with a lot of us being locals, it’s really good. Everyone should fit in straight away. Garrath is very good at getting everyone to bond together.”
McPherson praised McQueen as a “tremendous defender” and promising young leader.
“Of all the players to graduate from the program in the last two years, she is a role model for having that winning mentality on the pitch,” he said.
“She is explosive and outstanding in one-on-one contests.
“Holly was the QAS Player of the Year last year, receiving the award from the previous year’s winner Jamilla Rankin.
“It will be exciting to see the two of them reconnect in the W-League this season.”