Thursday, 7 June 2007 2:31 PM
By George Kouroumalis
South Melbourne FC would like to announce the signing of current Qantas Young Socceroo Mitchell Langerak for the remainder of the 2007 Foxtel Cup Season.
Langerak, who has been signed by South Melbourne on a loan deal from Melbourne Victory, has had a very impressive start to his career, receiving his first international cap for the Qantas Young Socceroos in August 2006.
Following his stellar form on debut, the young Goalkeeper was included in the squad for the 2006 AFC Youth Championships in India, playing an integral part in the Australian defensive unit.
His performances on the world stage were noticed by A-League club, Melbourne Victory, who in February 2007 signed the Queensland native on a two year contract to enable the youngster to continue his training in a professional football environment.
To further enhance his development, Victory allowed Langerak to gain some valuable first team experience and allowed for him to be loaned to South Melbourne, who saw the talented teenager as someone who could fill the gap left by injured Goalkeeper Dean Anastasiadis.
Making his SMFC debut last Sunday, Langerak slotted into the South lineup well, ensuring that his side kept a clean sheet in an impressive 3-0 win away to the Kingston City Reds, making some critical one on one saves.
South Melbourne FC is thrilled to have a player of such calibre and promise available to the side and are proud of their continuing role in the development Australian Football.