20 Jul 2011

Tsattalios signature delights Herbert

1:20 pm on 20 July 2011

The Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert says he's delighted to have signed the former Sydney FC and Newcastle Jets defender Niko Tsattalios.

Herbert says he's been impressed with the 21-year-old since he arrived on trial a fortnight ago.

He says Tsattalios is a natural fullback who has had A-League experience and it is a bonus that he falls into the under-21 bracket.

Herbert says Tsattalios was the best player on the park in their 2-1 win over the Junior All Whites on Sunday.

Tsattalios made his debut for Sydney FC as a 16-year-old and was with the club for almost three years but didn't get as many opportunities as he would have liked.