14 Jul 2013

Phoenix sign under 20 captain

9:21 am on 14 July 2013

The Wellington Phoenix have signed New Zealand under-20 football captain Luke Adams on a one-year contract with the option for a second.

After one week's training with the Phoenix, head coach Ernie Merrick says the 19-year-old was the type of player he wanted to give an opportunity to.

Merrick says Adams has been a stand out at training and fits into their plans for the squad, both as a player and a person.

Adams, who prefers centre back but can also play fullback, says he'll play wherever his manager asked him.