Bridges makes Sydney switch
Hull striker heads Down Under
By Andrew Scurr. Last Updated: October 16, 2007 12:04pm
Bridges: Loan move
Michael Bridges has joined Sydney FC on loan until the end of the A-League season in February.
Bridges was well down the pecking order at Hull and had been considering a return to former club Carlisle on a short-term deal.
The 29-year-old striker attracted interest from Down Under and admits he did not want to pass up the chance.
Bridges' mind was made up following a conversation with Sunderland's former Sydney FC star Dwight Yorke.
The former Leeds man is looking forward to his stay in Australia, where he will play alongside Middlesbrough legend Juninho.
"I was all set to rejoin Carlisle, but (John Ward) said he needed to take a closer look at the players already there before making his mind up," Bridges told the Sunderland Echo.
"With Sydney waiting for an answer, I couldn't afford to wait.
"I've spoken to Dwight Yorke about life there and he said I won't want to come back after sampling the lifestyle.
"But I plan to come back - English football hasn't seen the last of me."
He added: "This is a big adventure and playing with someone like Juninho will be fantastic."