25 Jan 2009

New signing expected to give Phoenix a boost

5:38 pm on 25 January 2009

The Wellington Phoenix football club believe its bid to make the A-League playoffs next season will be boosted by a new signing.

The Phoenix hopes of making the final four this season were extinguished after Friday night's 2-0 loss to the Melbourne Victory.

But the club has announced it has signed Brazilian midfielder Diego for the 2009-2010 campaign.

The 29-year-old has been playing at Adelaide United.

Phoenix chief executive Tony Pignata says Diego is the type of player the Wellington side have been missing.