Vic­tory score with Mil­li­gan

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

MEL­BOURNE Vic­tory have swooped to re- sign A- League win­ning cap­tain Mark Mil­li­gan af­ter the Soc­ceroo missed out on a dream move to Eng­land.

Mil­li­gan, 31, has re­turned to AAMI Park on a one- year mar­quee deal. Af­ter leav­ing Vic­tory as Joe Marston Medal­list in their 2015 win­ning grand fi­nal, Mil­li­gan spent two years at UAE- based Baniyas.

At the ex­pi­ra­tion of his con­tract this off- sea­son, he had two op­por­tu­ni­ties in Bri­tain only to see them scut­tled.

Bizarre visa laws re­quire a player’s na­tional team to have spent a cer­tain amount of time among the world’s top 50 na­tions. As Aus­tralia fell short, Mil­li­gan was ma­rooned.

OP­POR­TU­NITY: Mark Mil­li­gan is back with Mel­bourne Vic­tory.

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